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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)
 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
 2005 Absent Presence (Short)
Operator
 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 Blue (voice)
 1992 Orlando
Orlando
 1992 Man to Man
Ella / Max Gerike
 1991 The Party: Nature Morte
Queenie
 1991 Edward II
Isabella
 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 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:

I don't think I'm courageous. One man's courage is another man's comfort zone. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) explored a taboo subject: the idea of a less than perfect mother. I knew that, when an audience watched the film, there would be a gag reflex at some point. But I was fascinated by the subject - it scared me, and that interested me. See more »

Trivia:

Funded and held her own very successful Film Festival in her small Scottish highland home-town: The Ballerina Ballroom Cinema of Dreams. A purely cinephile, glamour-free community event. For eight and a half days in August 2008, she personally introduced and showed an eclectic mix of classics and rare films from around the world. The admission price was 3 pounds for adults, 2 pounds for children ... See more »

Trademark:

Often worked with Derek Jarman See more »

Nickname:

Swilda

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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