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Tilda Swinton

The iconoclastic gifts of the visually striking and fiercely talented actress Tilda Swinton have been appreciated by a more international audience of late. She was born Katherine Mathilda Swinton on November 5, 1960, in London, England. Her mother, Judith Balfour, Lady Swinton (née Killen), was Australian, and her father, Major-General Sir John ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 62 wins & 151 nominations. See more awards »

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Doctor Strange The Ancient One
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 2018 Suspiria (post-production)
Madame Blanc
 2018 Isle of Dogs
The Oracle Dog (voice)
 2017 Last and First Men
Narrator (voice)
 2017 War Machine
German Politician
 2017 Okja
Lucy Mirando / Nancy Mirando
 2016 Doctor Strange
The Ancient One
 2016 Hail, Caesar!
Thora Thacker / Thessaly Thacker
 2015 A Bigger Splash
Marianne Lane
 2015 Trainwreck
 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel
Madame D.
 2013 Death for a Unicorn (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2013 The Zero Theorem
Dr. Shrink-Rom
 2013 Snowpiercer
 2012 Getting On (TV Series)
- Episode #3.6 (2012) ... Elke
 2012 Moonrise Kingdom
Social Services
 2011 We Need to Talk About Kevin
Eva Khatchadourian
 2009 Io sono l'amore
Emma Recchi
 2009 The Limits of Control
The Blonde
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Elizabeth Abbott
 2008 Burn After Reading
Katie Cox
 2008 Julia
 2007 Michael Clayton
Karen Crowder
 2007 A londoni férfi
Maloin felesége
 2007 Faceless (voice)
 2007 Strange Culture (Documentary)
Hope Kurtz
 2007 Sleepwalkers (Short)
Violinist working as a Copy Clerk
 2006 Galápagos (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Forces of Change (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- Islands That Changed the World (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- Born of Fire (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
 2006 Stephanie Daley
Lydie Crane
 2005 The Somme (TV Movie)
 2005 Absent Presence (Short)
 2005 Broken Flowers
 2005 Constantine (Video Game)
Gabriel (voice)
 2005 Constantine
 2005 Thumbsucker
Audrey Cobb
 2003 The Statement
Annemarie Livi
 2003 Young Adam
Ella Gault
 2002 Adaptation.
Valerie Thomas
 2002 Teknolust
Rosetta / Ruby / Marinne / ...
 2001 Vanilla Sky
Rebecca Dearborn
 2001 The Deep End
Margaret Hall
 2000 Possible Worlds
 2000/I The Beach
 1999 The Protagonists
 1999 The War Zone
 1997 Conceiving Ada
Ada Augusta Byron King, Countess of Lovelace
 1996 Female Perversions
Eve Stephens
 1993 Das offene Universum (TV Movie)
 1993 Blue
Narrator (voice)
 1993 Wittgenstein
Lady Ottoline Morrell
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
- Hamlet (1992) ... Ophelia (voice)
 1992 Orlando
 1992 Man to Man
Ella / Max Gerike
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Ella / Max Gericke
- Man to Man: Another Night of Rubbish on the Telly (1992) ... Ella / Max Gericke
 1991 Edward II
 1991 The Party: Nature Morte
 1990 Your Cheatin' Heart (TV Mini-Series)
Cissie Crouch
- The Last Round Up (1990) ... Cissie Crouch
- Lay That Pistol Down, Babe (1990) ... Cissie Crouch
- Happy Trails (1990) ... Cissie Crouch
 1990 The Garden
 1989 Play Me Something
 1989 War Requiem
The Nurse
 1988 Degrees of Blindness (Short)
 1988 L'ispirazione (Short)
 1987 Friendship's Death
 1987 The Last of England
The Maid
 1987 Aria
Young Girl (segment "Depuis le jour")
 1986 Zastrozzi: A Romance (TV Mini-Series)
- Murder (1986) ... Julia
- Seduction (1986) ... Julia
- Conspiracy (1986) ... Julia
- Capture (1986) ... Julia
 1986 Caravaggio
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I sometimes think I was always left-wing. I know that sounds completely crazy, but I do know that I asked questions when I was about four, and I remember noticing that I wasn't getting an answer, and I remember it annoying me. Like why when we went to church on Sunday were we sitting upstairs and the people we'd been playing with the day before were sitting downstairs. And I noticed that my ... See more »


Member of the 'Dramatic' jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2003. See more »


Often works with Derek Jarman, 'Wes Anderson' and Luca Guadagnino See more »



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