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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 53 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Trainwreck (filming)
 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)
 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
 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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Recorded an audiobook adaptation of Virginia Woolf's "Orlando". See more »

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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:

Does not always play women; she has played Mozart on stage, an Elizabethan nobleman in Orlando (1992) and an androgynous angel, Gabriel, in Constantine (2005). See more »

Trademark:

Often worked with Derek Jarman See more »

Nickname:

Swilda

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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