Jane is a professional Writer, Actor and Storyteller, who specialises in true-life stories and the spoken word. As a mentor and coach, she enables others to write or tell their own stories, and is passionate about communication that inspires.

Currently, she is working on material for various short stories, scripts, poems, and true-life storytelling…performing her work in various Spoken Word gigs around Birmingham and the West Midlands. She is also associated with Writing West Midlands through their Room 204 development program and regularly takes part in readings of her short stories at writer forums and literature festivals, most recently Birmingham Literature Festival (Oct 2018)

Jane combines her love of the spoken word with the written word. Her plays include prize-winning shorts that have been performed or presented as rehearsed readings at theatres in London, Worcester, Bristol and the Birmingham Rep.

As an actor, Jane is currently appearing in a new film 7 Days about Birmingham local hero, blind runner Dave Heeley. The film has been developed by Pixel Revolution Films and Jane plays the part of Dave’s mum when he is young and discovers he is going blind. It premieres at Birmingham REP in February 2019 and you can watch a trailer for the film – here

Since joining Room 204 she has also focussed on poetry and short fiction. Her memoir “Slum Songs in the Sun” has been broadcast several times on BBC Radio 4, and recent work has been selected for literary publication by The British Council, Popshot and Reflex magazines.

Professional Profile

Jane’s diverse and wide-ranging toolkit of professional skills includes:

  • Performance as an actor and spoken word artist
  • Writing stories, poetry & scripts for theatre & broadcast
  • Coaching & mentoring communication skills
  • Storytelling and workshop leader
  • Editing & proof-reading services

You can find out more about her work in these fields by clicking on the menu options.

Jane is a full member of The Writers’ Guild and British Actors Equity

Early Career

Originally from the south-east, Jane began her acting career after gaining a scholarship to train at LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Drama) in London.

Her early professional career as Jane Campion spanned theatre, nationally and West End, tv, and feature roles in BBC radio drama. When the name was also made famous by her namesake, the Australian film maker (The Piano, etc) Jane decided to take a career break and gained sponsorship from British Actors Union Equity to pursue an academic training at The University of Bristol. Here, she immersed herself in the production world of theatre, film and television drama – graduating with a First Class Honours degree in the Noughties.

After a stint working as a business journalist and copywriter in London and Manchester, she then gained a place on a prestigious playwriting course at University of Birmingham to qualify with a research degree (MPhil in Playwriting) in 2009. She has stayed in the Midlands ever since and is known to audiences here as Jane Campion Hoye.

You can find out more in her blogs about her projects in the menu section – on the Writing & Performance and Storytelling pages.

The pictures in the gallery on this page show the story of where she started out. They include some fantastic roles in regional Rep theatre, touring companies, community theatre, London’s West End, the Edinburgh fringe, Chichester and Pitlochry Festival Theatres, television, voice-overs for television, film and BBC radio dramas.