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Tilda Swinton: Master of metamorphosis

Swinton is the mother of twins and lives in the Scottish Highlands

Update : 06 Nov 2018, 01:12 AM

Tilda Swinton started making films with the English experimental director Derek Jarman in 1985, with Caravaggio. They made seven more films together, including The Last of England, The Garden, War Requiem, Edward II (for which she won the Best Actress award at the 1991 Venice International Film Festival), and Wittgenstein, before Mr. Jarman’s death in 1994. She gained wider international recognition in 1992 with her portrayal of Orlando, based on the novel by Virginia Woolf under the direction of Sally Potter.

She has established rewarding ongoing filmmaking relationships with Lynn Hershman Leeson, John Maybury, Jim Jarmusch, Wes Anderson, Joel and Ethan Coen and Luca Guadagnino with whom she made The Love Factory, the widely applauded I Am Love which she also produced, A Bigger Splash and the soon to be released Suspiria.

Tilda Swinton Photo: Bigstock

Tilda also worked with Bong Joon Ho on the international hits Snowpiercer and OKJA and has featured in the critically acclaimed comedy Trainwreck, from Amy Schumer, directed by Judd Apatow, the Marvel Studios blockbuster Doctor Strange from director Scott Derrickson and War Machine, directed by David Michod and has just wrapped on Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield. She received both the BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress of 2008 for Tony Gilroy’s Michael Clayton.  

In 2011, Swinton starred in and executive produced We Need to Talk About Kevin with Lynne Ramsay directing. The film debuted in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival to huge critical acclaim and garnered multiple honors including Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Actress.  

Swinton is the mother of twins and lives in the Scottish Highlands. 

(Prepared by Hamilton Hodell Agency )

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