Birth Name: Jane Campion
Birth Place: Wellington, NZ
Born on April 30, 1954 in Wellington, New Zealand, Campion was raised in a theatrical family by her father, Richard, a theater director and cofounder of the New Zealand Players Company, and her mother, Edith Armstrong, an actress who performed at the Old Vic in London, England. Displaying an early aptitude for art, she developed an eye for the unusual and idiosyncratic, which was later manifested in her later films. Although interested in acting, Campion decided to earn her bachelor's degree in anthropology while attending Victoria University in Wellington. After graduating, she tried pursuing her artistic ambitions in Venice and London, but wound up studying painting at the Sydney College o...
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