Tilda Swinton

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Tilda Swinton

Swinton at the 2012 Time 100
Born Katherine Mathilda Swinton
5 November 1960 (1960-11-05) (age 54)
London, England
Alma mater Cambridge University
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present
Partner John Byrne
Sandro Kopp (2004–present)
Children twins Xavier Byrne and Honor Byrne (b. 1997)
Film Awards
Academy Awards
2007 Best Supporting Actress
British Academy Film Awards
2007 Best Actress in a Supporting Role
National Board of Review Awards
2011 Best Actress

Katherine Mathilda Swinton (born 5 November 1960) is an English[1] actress well known for both arthouse and mainstream movies, which include The Chronicles of Narnia. Swinton was born in London[2] to John Swinton (born 1925) and Australian Judith (née Killen).

She graduated from New Hall in 1983. While at college, she joined the Communist Party.[3]

Swinton worked with the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh[4] and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She worked with director Derek Jarman for most of her early movies.

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Egomania – Insel ohne Hoffnung Sally
1986 Zastrozzi: A Romance Julia Mini TV series
1986 Caravaggio Lena
1987 Aria Young Girl
1987 Friendship's Death Friendship
1988 Last of England, TheThe Last of England
1988 Das Andere Ende der Welt
1988 Degrees of Blindness
1988 L' Ispirazione
1989 Play Me Something Hairdresser TV
1989 War Requiem Nurse
1990 Your Cheatin' Heart Cissie Crouch TV series
1990 Garden, TheThe Garden Madonna
1991 Edward II Isabella Volpi Cup
1991 Party: Nature Morte, TheThe Party: Nature Morte Queenie
1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Ophelia Mini TV series; voice
1992 Orlando Orlando Seattle International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Thessaloniki Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Nominated–European Film Award for Best Actress
1992 Man to Man Ella/Max Gericke
1993 Blue Voice
1993 Das Offene Universum Carla TV
1993 Wittgenstein Lady Ottoline Morrell
1994 Remembrance of Things Fast: True Stories Visual Lies
1994 Visions of Heaven and Hell Narrator TV
1996 Female Perversions Eve Stephens
1997 Conceiving Ada Ada Augusta Byron King
1998 Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon Muriel Belcher
1998 Protagonists, TheThe Protagonists
1999 War Zone, TheThe War Zone Mum
2000 Possible Worlds Joyce Nominated–Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
2000 Beach, TheThe Beach Sal
2001 Vanilla Sky Rebecca Dearborn
2001 Deep End, TheThe Deep End Margaret Hall Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated–Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated–Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
Nominated–Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female
Nominated–Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated–Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated–Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
2002 Adaptation Valerie Thomas Nominated–Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated–Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2002 Teknolust Rosetta/Ruby/Marinne/Olive
2003 Statement, TheThe Statement Annemarie Livi
2003 Young Adam Ella Gault BAFTA Scotland for Best Actress in a Scottish Film
Nominated–British Independent Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated–London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year
2005 Constantine Angel Gabriel
2005 Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Jadis, the White Witch Nominated–London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated-MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Nominated–Saturn Award for Best Actress
2005 Broken Flowers Penny
2005 Thumbsucker Audrey Cobb Gijón International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2006 Stephanie Daley Lydie Crane Nominated–Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
2006 Galápagos Narrator BBC Documentary
2007 Sleepwalkers Violinist
2007 Strange Culture Hope Kurtz
2007 Man from London, TheThe Man from London Camélia
2007 Michael Clayton Karen Crowder Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated–Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated–Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated–Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Nominated–London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated–Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated–Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Nominated–Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
2008 Julia Julia Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress
International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actress[5]
Village Voice Film Poll - Best Actress
Nominated–César Award for Best Actress
Nominated–London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year
Nominated–Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
2008 Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Jadis, the White Witch; Centaur Cameos; role as Centaur is uncredited[6]
2008 Burn After Reading Katie Cox Nominated–BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
2008 Curious Case of Benjamin Button, TheThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button Elizabeth Abbott London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress[7]
Nominated–Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated–Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2009 Limits of Control, TheThe Limits of Control Blonde
2009 I Am Love Emma Recchi Dublin Film Critics Award for Best Female Performance
European Silver Ribbon
Nominated–London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year
Nominated–San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated–Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
2010 Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, TheThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Jadis, the White Witch Cameo
2011 We Need to Talk about Kevin Eva Khatchadourian Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
European Film Award for Best Actress
Houston Film Critics Award for Best Actress
National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Telluride Film Festival (tribute)
Kermode Award for Best Actress (shared with Olivia Colman)
Nominated – BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film
Nominated - Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated - Indiana Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated - San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress (runner-up)
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Courage in Acting
Nominated - AACTA International Award for Best Actress
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated - London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year
Nominated - London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year
Nominated - Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
2012 Moonrise Kingdom

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