Jann Turner

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Date of Birth November 28, 1964
Place of Birth France
Age 56 years old
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Jann Turner

Jann Turner is a South African film director, novelist, television director and screenwriter. Her feature film directorial debut was the 2009 film White Wedding.

Born: 1964 (age 52–53)
Occupation: Film director, novelist, screenwriter, television director
Years active: 1990s–present
Parent(s): Rick Turner, Barbara Hubbard
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About Jann Turner

South African director known for her debut film White Wedding, which received acclaim in her native country as well as internationally. She's also worked on television shows like Chicago Fire, Scandal, and Jane the Virgin.

Before Fame

She studied at Oxford University as well as the Tisch School of the Arts before working at National Geographic. Her first major work was Need to Know in 1993, which was presented as part of Frontline in the UK.


Her father, a respected South African activist, was assassinated in front of her and her sister in 1978. His killer has never been identified, and she's detailed her family's struggle with the search to find the murderer.

Family Life

Her mother, Barbara Follett, was a member of British Parliament from 1997 to 2010. She has two children.


She helped direct episodes of The Big C, which starred Laura Linney.

Information related to Jann Turner

  • South African screenwriters
  • Writers from Cape Town
  • South African film directors
  • South African women novelists
  • South African emigrants to the United States
  • Women television directors
  • American women screenwriters
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