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The iconoclastic gifts of the highly striking and ferociously talented actress Tilda Swinton have been appreciated by art house crowds and international audiences alike. After her stunning Oscar-winning turn as a high-powered corporate attorney in the George Clooney starring and critically-lauded legal thriller Michael Clayton (2007), however, her... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 71 wins & 169 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

We Need to Talk About Kevin Eva Khatchadourian
(2011)
Snowpiercer Mason
(2013)
Suspiria Dr. Klemperer / Madame Blanc / Helena Markos
(2018)

Filmography

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 2022/II Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (post-production)
Wood Sprite / Death (voice)
 2021 The Dong with the Luminous Nose (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2021 What If...? (TV Series)
The Ancient One
 2021/I Memoria
Jessica Holland
 2021 The French Dispatch
J.K.L. Berensen
 2021 The Souvenir: Part II
Rosalind
 2020 Story and the Writer (Short)
Narrated By
 2020 The Human Voice (Short)
Woman
 2020 Last and First Men
Narrator (voice)
 2019 Uncut Gems
Anne 'Adley's Auction Manager' (voice)
 2019 The Dead Don't Die
Zelda Winston
 2019 What We Do in the Shadows (TV Series)
Tilda
- The Trial (2019) ... Tilda
 2019 Avengers: Endgame
The Ancient One
 2019 The Souvenir
Rosalind
 2018/I Suspiria
Dr. Klemperer / Madame Blanc / Helena Markos (as Lutz Ebersdorf)
 2018 Isle of Dogs
Oracle (voice)
 2017 War Machine
German Politician
 2017 Okja
Lucy Mirando / Nancy Mirando
 2016 Doctor Strange
The Ancient One
 2016 Letters from Baghdad (Documentary)
Gertrude Bell (voice)
 2016 Hail, Caesar!
Thora Thacker / Thessaly Thacker
 2015 A Bigger Splash
Marianne Lane
 2015 Trainwreck
Dianna
 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel
Madame D.
 2013 Death for a Unicorn (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2013 The Zero Theorem
Dr. Shrink-Rom
 2013 Snowpiercer
Mason
 2013 David Bowie: The Stars (Are Out Tonight) (Music Video)
Tilda Swinton
 2012 Getting On (TV Series)
Elke
- Episode #3.6 (2012) ... Elke
 2012 Moonrise Kingdom
Social Services
 2011 We Need to Talk About Kevin
Eva Khatchadourian
 2009 I Am Love
Emma Recchi
 2009 The Limits of Control
The Blonde
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Elizabeth Abbott
 2008 Burn After Reading
Katie Cox
 2008 Julia
Julia
 2007 Michael Clayton
Karen Crowder
 2007 The Man from London
Maloin felesége
 2007 Faceless (voice)
 2007 Strange Culture (Documentary)
Hope Kurtz
 2007 Sleepwalkers (Short)
Violinist working as a Copy Clerk
 2006 Galapagos (TV Mini Series documentary)
Narrator
- Forces of Change (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- Islands That Changed the World (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- Born of Fire (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
 2006 Stephanie Daley
Lydie Crane
 2005 Line of Fire: The Somme (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 2005 Absent Presence (Short)
Operator
 2005 Broken Flowers
Penny
 2005 Constantine (Video Game)
Gabriel (voice)
 2005 Constantine
Gabriel
 2005 Thumbsucker
Audrey Cobb
 2003 The Statement
Annemarie Livi
 2003 Young Adam
Ella Gault
 2002 Adaptation.
Valerie Thomas
 2002 Teknolust
Rosetta / Ruby / Marinne / ...
 2001 Vanilla Sky
Rebecca Dearborn
 2001 The Deep End
Margaret Hall
 2000 Possible Worlds
Joyce
 2000/I The Beach
Sal
 1999 The Protagonists
Actress
 1999 The War Zone
Mum
 1998 The Box (Music Video short)
Traveller
 1997 Conceiving Ada
Ada Byron King
 1996 Female Perversions
Eve Stephens
 1993 Blue
Narrator (voice)
 1993 Wittgenstein
Lady Ottoline Morrell
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Series short)
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 (1992) ... Ella / Max Gericke
 1991 Edward II
Isabella
 1991 The Party: Nature Morte
Queenie
 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 Das offene Universum (TV Movie)
Carla
 1990 The Garden
Madonna
 1989 Volcano Saga (Video short)
Gudrun
 1989 Play Me Something
Hairdresser
 1989 War Requiem
The Nurse
 1988 Degrees of Blindness (Short)
 1988 L'ispirazione (Short)
 1987 The Last of England
The Maid
 1987 Friendship's Death
Friendship
 1987 Aria
Young Girl (segment "Depuis le jour")
 1986 Caprice (Short)
Lucky (as Matilda Swinton)
 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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Other Works:

She acted in Frank Xaver Kroetz's play, "Through The Leaves;" Mike Stott's play, "Dead Men;" Peter Arnott's play, "White Rose;" Chris Hannan's play, "Elizabeth Gordon Quinn;" Ken Ross's play, "The Price of Experience;" John Clifford's play, "Losing Venice;" Ernst Jandl's play, "Aus Der Fremde;" and Philippe Gaulier's play, "No ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Lutz Ebersdorf | Matilda Swinton

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Children:

Honor Swinton Byrne | See more »

Parents:

Swinton (Killen), Judith Balfour | Swinton, John | John Swinton of Kimmerghame | Judith Balfour Killen

Relatives:

Captain George Sitwell Campbell Swinton (great grandparent) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on her character in A Bigger Splash (2015)] At a moment in my own life when I was all out of words [the death of her mother], I proposed the idea of this woman unable to speak into the established story of ancient histories and new lives thrown into relief by one another. Not only as a twist to ramp up the tensions between the characters, but also as a way of exploring the possibilities of ... See more »

Trivia:

She has twice played characters who were males in the original comic book: Gabriel in Constantine (2005) and The Ancient One in Doctor Strange (2016). See more »

Trademark:

Often works with Derek Jarman, Wes Anderson and Luca Guadagnino See more »

Nickname:

Swilda

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