Jan Chapman

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Jan Chapman
Born (1950-03-28) 28 March 1950 (age 67)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Film producer
Spouse(s) Phillip Noyce (1971–1977)

Jan Chapman (born 28 March 1950 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian film producer. Films produced by Chapman include The Last Days of Chez Nous, The Piano, Love Serenade, Holy Smoke!, and Lantana.[1]

Chapman met her first husband, film director Phillip Noyce, whilst studying English and Fine Arts at university in the late 1960s. It was during this period that she began working on small, independent films, as part of the Sydney Filmmakers Co-op. In the early 1970s she directed short fiction films and documentaries. Later, she worked in the Education department of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and began producing television series, including Sweet and Sour.


Chapman was nominated for the Best Picture at the AFI Awards in 1992 for The Last Days of Chez Nous. In 1994, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for The Piano.[2]

89th Academy Awards[edit]

Chapman's photo was mistakenly displayed next to Janet Patterson's name during the 'In Memoriam' segment at The 89th Academy Awards. Shortly after the flub, she insisted publicly that she is "alive and well, and was given an apology.[3]


  1. ^ Mcleod, Kathryn (2014). "Chapman, Jan". The Encyclopedia of Women & Leadership in Twentieth-century Australia. Australian Women's Archives Project. Retrieved May 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Jan Chapman on IMDb
  3. ^ "Oscars Blunder as Producer Mistakenly Shown as Dead". 

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