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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 & 141 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Suspiria (pre-production)
Mme Blanc
 2008 Julia
 2007 The Man from London
 2007 Faceless (voice)
 2002 Teknolust
Rosetta / Ruby / Marinne / ...
 2000 Possible Worlds
 2000/I The Beach
 1999 The Protagonists
 1999 The War Zone
 1993 Blue
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 1992 Orlando
 1992 Man to Man
Ella / Max Gerike
 1991 The Party: Nature Morte
 1990 The Garden
 1989 Play Me Something
 1989 War Requiem
The Nurse
 1987 The Last of England
The Maid
 1987 Aria
Young Girl (segment "Depuis le jour")
 1986 Caravaggio
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Starred in "Man to Man", a new play by Manfred Karge - Royal Court Theatre, London/ Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (1987). See more »

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


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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[on what cinema means to her as an art form] My guides in this inquiry are my children who are now 16 -- they're twins. They're like lab rats really, they're very grateful. When I first started thinking about cinema for them, I started to really examine my own desires about cinema for myself... It was really to do with the children and seeing their eyes opening. And I started thinking about why ... See more »


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