Jane is a professional Actor and Writer, who specialises in true-life stories. Based in the West Midlands, she has an MPhil in Playwriting and is a member of Writing West Midlands’ development programme, Room 204.

As a writer, her short stories and scripts often reflect her roots in the South East and her travels around the world. Her memoir set in Africa “Slum Songs in the Sun” has been broadcast several times on BBC Radio 4. Her work has also been published in various international anthologies for Sampad, The British Council, Reflex and Popshot.

As an actor, Jane is currently appearing in the multi-award winning film, 7 Days. Developed by Pixel Revolution Films, the film tells the true-life story of local hero and famous marathon runner, Blind Dave. After its premiere at Birmingham REP earlier this year, the film is now on wider release at specialist venues and has already scooped up 3 top awards in film festivals around the world, including Los Angelos, Europe & India.

Jane’s scriptwriting includes prize-winning shorts which have been presented at theatres and venues around the country. She regularly takes part in readings at writer forums and festivals, including the Birmingham Literature Festival.

Jane is a full member of The Writers’ Guild and British Actors Equity and her toolkit of professional skills includes:

early career

Jane began her early acting career with a special award to train at LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Drama). Her work as Jane Campion spanned theatre, nationally and West End, plus some feature roles in BBC radio drama.

When she decided to take a career break, Jane won sponsorship by British Actors Equity Trust Fund to train at University of Bristol. She graduated with a BA in Drama – Theatre, Film and Television (First class honours). After further training at University of Birmingham, she qualified with a MPhil in Playwriting in 2009. She now works as Jane Campion Hoye.

The pictures in the gallery below show Jane in some of her roles in regional Rep theatre and Chichester, Pitlochry and Edinburgh Festival Theatres. They include a long-running production of ‘Jane Eyre’ at Theatr Clwyd in Wales, and The Playhouse Theatre, London.