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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 56 wins & 121 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Okja (pre-production)
 2013 Death for a Unicorn (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2012 Getting On (TV Series)
- Episode #3.6 (2012) ... Elke
 2008 Julia
 2007 The Man from London
 2007 Faceless (voice)
 2007 Strange Culture (Documentary)
Hope Kurtz
 2007 Sleepwalkers (Short)
Violinist working as a Copy Clerk
 2006 Galápagos (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- 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)
 2005 Absent Presence (Short)
 2005 Constantine (Video Game)
Gabriel (voice)
 2005 Thumbsucker
Audrey Cobb
 2002 Teknolust
Rosetta / Ruby / Marinne / ...
 2000 Possible Worlds
 2000/I The Beach
 1999 The Protagonists
 1999 The War Zone
 1993 Das offene Universum (TV Movie)
 1993 Blue
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 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Mini-Series)
- Hamlet (1992) ... Ophelia (voice)
 1992 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
 1990 Your Cheatin' Heart (TV Mini-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
 1989 Play Me Something
 1989 War Requiem
The Nurse
 1988 Degrees of Blindness (Short)
 1988 L'ispirazione (Short)
 1987 Friendship's Death
 1987 Aria
Young Girl (segment "Depuis le jour")
 1986 Zastrozzi: A Romance (TV Mini-Series)
- Murder (1986) ... Julia
- Seduction (1986) ... Julia
- Conspiracy (1986) ... Julia
- Capture (1986) ... Julia
 1986 Caravaggio
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She acted in the British National Theatre Repertoire Season at the Cottesloe Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre, and Olivier Theatre in London, England in Henrik Ibsen's plays, "Hedda Gabler," and "Whale;" David Lan and Joshua Sobol's play, "Ghetto;" William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet;" Moliere's play, "The Misanthrope;" David ... See more »

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[on how she believes Derek Jarman would have reacted to her winning an Oscar] I think he would have laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed... And then, he would ask me for the thing to melt it down into an artwork. See more »


Gave birth to twins, a daughter named Honor Byrne and a son named Xavier Byrne, in November 1997. See more »


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