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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 58 wins & 136 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Okja (pre-production)
 2016 Hail, Caesar!
Thora Thacker / Thessaly Thacker
 2008 Julia
Julia
 2007 The Man from London
Camélia
 2007 Faceless (voice)
 2002 Teknolust
Rosetta / Ruby / Marinne / ...
 2000 Possible Worlds
Joyce
 2000/I The Beach
Sal
 1999 The Protagonists
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 1999 The War Zone
Mum
 1993 Blue
Narrator (voice)
 1992 Orlando
Orlando
 1992 Man to Man
Ella / Max Gerike
 1991 The Party: Nature Morte
Queenie
 1990 The Garden
Madonna
 1989 Play Me Something
Hairdresser
 1989 War Requiem
The Nurse
 1987 Aria
Young Girl (segment "Depuis le jour")
 1986 Caravaggio
Lena
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Appearing in major print ads for Victoria jewelry See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Interviews | 13 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)] I call this the feel-good film of the year, because parents will leave the cinema going, 'There but for the grace of God go I'. And people who don't have children will leave the cinema going, 'There but for the grace of God go I!. So it's a win-win situation, I reckon. See more »

Trivia:

Swinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Daniel Brühl and Jake Gyllenhaal are the only actors to receive a Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Critics' Choice Award nomination for the same performance and then fail to be Oscar-nominated for it: for their performances in We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), The Departed (2006), Rust and Bone (2012), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), ... See more »

Trademark:

Often worked with Derek Jarman See more »

Nickname:

Swilda

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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