Jane is a professional Writer, Actor, and Spoken Word Performer, specialising in true-life stories and poetry – as seen through the eyes of her own experience and imagination. As a mentor and coach, she is passionate about communication that inspires and leaves a lasting impression.
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 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. Since joining Writing West Midlands’ Room 204 scheme, 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.
As an actor, Jane is looking forward to the release of a new drama-documentary film 7 Days – about the blind runner and athlete, Dave Heeley. Jane plays the part of Dave’s mum when he was young and discovers he is going blind. The film is currently in development with Pixel Revolution Films and will premiere at Birmingham REP in February 2019. You can watch a trailer for the film – here
Last year, she played the leading role in a short poetry-film, premiered as part of Disappear Here Festival in Coventry(Spring 2017).
She is a full member of both The Writers’ Guild and British Actors Equity
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
Originally from the south-east, Jane began her acting career after gaining a scholarship from her local council to train at LAMDA (the London Academy of Music & Drama) in London.
Following an early professional career as Jane Campion, working in theatre and BBC radio drama, she gained sponsorship from British Actors Union Equity through their Equity Trust Fund 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. 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. Since marrying Michael Hoye – a lawyer in the region – she has stayed in the Midlands and is known to audiences here as Jane Campion Hoye.
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.
Jane is based in the West Midlands and you can reach her with any comments or questions on email@example.com