Tilda Swinton

Born Nov 5, 1960

Katherine Mathilda "Tilda" Swinton is a Scottish actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films. She has appeared in a number of films including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Burn After Reading, The Beach, The Chronicles of Narnia, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performances in The Deep End and We Need to Talk About Kevin. She won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Michael Clayton.… Read More

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1960 Birth Born on November 5, 1960.


1983 22 Years Old In 1983, Swinton graduated from New Hall (now known as Murray Edwards College) at the University of Cambridge with a degree in Social and Political Sciences. … Read More
1984 23 Years Old Swinton joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1984, appearing in Measure for Measure. … Read More
1986 25 Years Old 1 More Event
On television, she appeared as Julia in the 1986 mini-series Zastrozzi: A Romance based on the Gothic novel by Percy Bysshe Shelley.


1991 30 Years Old She went on to star in several Jarman films, including The Last of England (1987), War Requiem (1989) opposite Laurence Olivier, and Edward II (1991), for which she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 1991 Venice Film Festival. … Read More


2005 44 Years Old In 2005, 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. … Read More
2007 46 Years Old In 2007, Swinton's performance as Karen Crowder in Michael Clayton earned her both a BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress as well as the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role at the 2008 80th Academy Awards, the film's sole win.
Swinton next appeared in the 2008 Coen Brothers film, Burn After Reading. … Read More
2009 48 Years Old 1 More Event
Swinton has collaborated with artist Patrick Wolf on his 2009 album The Bachelor, contributing four spoken word pieces.


2012 51 Years Old In 2012, Swinton appeared in Doug Aitken's SONG 1, an outdoor video installation created for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. In November of the same year, she and Sandro Kopp made cameo appearances in episode 6 of the BBC comedy Getting On.
…  In 2013 she was given a special tribute by the Museum of Modern Art. … Read More
2014 53 Years Old She also played Mason in the 2014 sci-fi film Snowpiercer.
2015 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, she starred in Luca Guadagnino's thriller A Bigger Splash, opposite Matthias Schoenaerts and Ralph Fiennes.
2016 55 Years Old Swinton is also set to portray the Ancient One in Marvel Cinematic Universe film Doctor Strange in 2016.
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