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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. Born into a patrician military family, she was educated at an English and a Scottish boarding school. Tilda subsequently studied Social and ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 52 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Trainwreck (filming)
 2013 Death for a Unicorn (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2013 The Zero Theorem
Dr. Shrink-Rom
 2009 The Limits of Control
The Blonde
 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 Ina Pasportnikova in "White Rose" Peter Arnott's adaptation of the book "Night Witches" by Bruce Miles - Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh/ Almeida Theatre, London (1985). 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 think I enjoy my work now even more simply because it's even easier than it was. It sounds sacrilegious to say that anything's a delight when you're away from your children, but the truth is that it is refreshing to only have yourself to dress in the morning, and to lie diagonally across the bed. Making films, going round the world on tour ... See more »

Trivia:

She, Marion Cotillard, Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and Daniel Brühl are the only actors to receive a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics' Choice nomination for the same performance and then fail to be Oscar-nominated for their performances in We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Rust and Bone (2012), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Captain Phillips (2013) and Rush (2013) respectively. See more »

Trademark:

Androgynous beauty See more »

Nickname:

Swilda

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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