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Tilda Swinton


The iconoclastic gifts of the visually striking and fiercely talented Scottish actress Tilda Swinton, who was born on November 5th, 1960, have been appreciated by a more international audience of late. Her mother, Judith Balfour, Lady Swinton (née Killen), was Australian, and her father, Major-General Sir John Swinton, an army officer, was ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 53 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Death for a Unicorn (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2012 Getting On (TV Series)
Elke
- Episode #3.6 (2012) ... Elke
 2011 Genevieve Goes Boating (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 2008 Julia
Julia
 2007 The Man from London
Camélia
 2007 Faceless (voice)
 2007 Strange Culture (Documentary)
Hope Kurtz
 2007 Sleepwalkers (Short)
Violinist working as a Copy Clerk
 2006 Galápagos (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Forces of Change (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- Islands That Changed the World (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- Born of Fire (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
 2005 The Somme (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2005 Absent Presence (Short)
Operator
 2005 Constantine (Video Game)
Gabriel (voice)
 2005 Thumbsucker
Audrey Cobb
 2003 The Statement
Annemarie Livi
 2002 Teknolust
Rosetta / Ruby / Marinne / ...
 2000 Possible Worlds
Joyce
 2000/I The Beach
Sal
 1999 The Protagonists
Actress
 1999 The War Zone
Mum
 1993 Das offene Universum (TV Movie)
Carla
 1993 Blue (voice)
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Ophelia
- Hamlet (1992) ... Ophelia (voice)
 1992 Orlando
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 The Party: Nature Morte
Queenie
 1991 Edward II
Isabella
 1990 Your Cheatin' Heart (TV 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
Madonna
 1989 Play Me Something
Hairdresser
 1989 War Requiem
The Nurse
 1988 Degrees of Blindness (Short)
 1988 L'ispirazione (Short)
 1987 Friendship's Death
Friendship
 1987 Aria
Young Girl (segment "Depuis le jour")
 1986 Zastrozzi: A Romance (TV Mini-Series)
Julia
- Murder (1986) ... Julia
- Seduction (1986) ... Julia
- Conspiracy (1986) ... Julia
- Capture (1986) ... Julia
 1986 Caravaggio
Lena
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Other Works:

Played Mozart in Alexander Pushkin's "Mozart and Salieri" - international tour (1989). See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Interviews | 13 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on how she believes Derek Jarman would have reacted to her winning an Oscar] I think he would have laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed... And then, he would ask me for the thing to melt it down into an artwork. See more »

Trivia:

Reached great artistic acclaim through her art installation/performance piece "The Maybe", for which she lay sleeping in a glass case on public display for a week, once at the Sepentine Gallery in London and once at the Museo Barracco in Rome. The piece is often erroneously credited to artist Cornelia Parker, whom Swinton invited to collaborate for the installation in London (1995). See more »

Trademark:

Often worked with Derek Jarman See more »

Nickname:

Swilda

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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