46 Facts About Tilda Swinton


Tilda Swinton won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her portrayal of Isabella of France in Edward II.


Tilda Swinton next starred in Sally Potter's Orlando, for which she was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Actress.


Tilda Swinton was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in The Deep End, followed with appearances in Vanilla Sky and Adaptation.


Tilda Swinton gained acclaim for her performance in Lynne Ramsay's psychological thriller We Need to Talk About Kevin for which she received a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.


Tilda Swinton gained wider recognition for her portrayals as the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia series and the Ancient One in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise.


Tilda Swinton is known for her performances in the Wes Anderson films Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The French Dispatch.


Tilda Swinton was awarded the Richard Harris Award by the British Independent Film Awards in recognition of her contributions to the British film industry.


Katherine Matilda Swinton was born on 5 November 1960 in London, the daughter of Judith Balfour and Sir John Swinton, the Laird of Kimmerghame House.


Tilda Swinton's father was a retired major-general in the British Army, and was Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire from 1989 to 2000.


Tilda Swinton's paternal great-grandfather was a Scottish politician and herald, George Swinton, and her maternal great-great-grandfather was the Scottish botanist John Hutton Balfour.


The Tilda Swinton family is an ancient Anglo-Scots family that can trace its lineage to the Middle Ages.


Tilda Swinton attended three independent schools: Queen's Gate School in London, the West Heath Girls' School, and Fettes College for a brief period.


In 1983, Tilda Swinton graduated from New Hall at the University of Cambridge with a degree in social and political sciences.


Tilda Swinton joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1984, appearing in Measure for Measure.


Tilda Swinton worked with the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, starring in Mann ist Mann by Manfred Karge in 1987.


In 1987, Tilda Swinton starred along Bill Paterson in Peter Wollen's Friendship's Death, she played a female extraterrestrial robot on a peace mission to Earth.


In 1988, Tilda Swinton was a member of the jury at the 38th Berlin International Film Festival.


Tilda Swinton went on to star in several Jarman films, including The Last of England, War Requiem opposite Laurence Olivier, and Edward II, for which she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 1991 Venice Film Festival.


Tilda Swinton performed in the performance art piece Volcano Saga by Joan Jonas in 1989.


Tilda Swinton played the title role in Orlando, Sally Potter's film version of the novel by Virginia Woolf.


The part allowed Tilda Swinton to explore matters of gender presentation onscreen, which reflected her lifelong interest in androgynous style.


Tilda Swinton later reflected on the role in an interview accompanied by a striking photo shoot.


The piece is sometimes incorrectly credited to Cornelia Parker, whom Tilda Swinton invited to collaborate for the installation in London.


Recent years have seen Tilda Swinton move toward mainstream projects, including the leading role in the American film The Deep End, in which she played the mother of a gay son she suspects of killing his boyfriend.


Tilda Swinton appeared as a supporting character in the films The Beach, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Vanilla Sky, and as the archangel Gabriel in Constantine.


Tilda Swinton appeared in the British films The Statement and Young Adam.


In 2005, Tilda Swinton performed as the White Witch Jadis, in the film version of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and as Audrey Cobb in the Mike Mills film adaptation of the novel Thumbsucker.


Tilda Swinton later had cameos in Narnias sequels The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.


In July 2008, Tilda Swinton founded the film festival Ballerina Ballroom Cinema of Dreams.


Tilda Swinton next appeared in the 2008 Coen Brothers film Burn After Reading.


Tilda Swinton was cast in the role of Elizabeth Abbott in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, alongside Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt.


Tilda Swinton collaborated with artist Patrick Wolf on his 2009 album The Bachelor, contributing four spoken word pieces.


Tilda Swinton had a starring role as the eponymous character in Erick Zonca's Julia, which premiered at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival and saw a US release in May 2009.


Tilda Swinton starred in the film adaptation of the novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, released in October 2011.


Tilda Swinton portrayed the mother of the title character, a teenage boy who commits a high school massacre.


Tilda Swinton played Mason in the 2014 sci-fi film Snowpiercer.


Also in 2012, Tilda Swinton appeared in Doug Aitken's SONG 1, an outdoor video installation created for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC In November of the same year, she and Sandro Kopp made cameo appearances in episode 6 of the BBC comedy Getting On.


Tilda Swinton co-founded Drumduan Upper School in Findhorn, Scotland in 2013 with Ian Sutherland McCook.


Tilda Swinton resigned as a director of Drumduan in April 2019.


Tilda Swinton portrayed the Ancient One in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in the 2016 film Doctor Strange and the 2019 film Avengers: Endgame.


Tilda Swinton starred in Luca Guadagnino's 2018 remake of the horror film Suspiria.


Tilda Swinton played several roles, and was credited as Lutz Ebersdorf.


Tilda Swinton was ranked one of the best dressed women in 2018 by fashion website Net-a-Porter.


In 1997, Tilda Swinton gave birth to twins, Honor and Xavier Tilda Swinton Byrne, with John Byrne, a Scottish artist and playwright.


Tilda Swinton has lived in Scotland for over two decades, currently in Nairn, overlooking the Moray Firth in the Highland region of Scotland, with her children and partner Sandro Kopp, a German painter, with whom she has been in a relationship since 2004.


Tilda Swinton has amassed a prolific list of credits, including over sixty film roles and a dozen television appearances.