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Name: Tilda Swinton  
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Date of Birth: 5th November 1960
Place of Birth: London, England, UK
Profession: Actress
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Tilda Swinton

Katherine Mathilda Swinton (born November 5, 1961) is a British actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films.

Born in London to an Australian mother and Scottish father, she attended the same school as Diana, Princess of Wales, and also Fettes College for a brief period. She graduated from New Hall at Cambridge University with a degree in the social and political sciences in 1983.

Her early film work included several film roles for director Derek Jarman. Swinton became notorious for a brief period in 1995 when she appeared as a live exhibit in the Serpentine Gallery, London. She was on display to the public for a week, asleep or apparently so, in a glass case. The following year, the performance, entitled The Maybe, was repeated at a gallery in Rome. She appeared in the video for Orbital's The Box.

Recent years have seen her move towards more mainstream projects such as Vanilla Sky with Tom Cruise, and The Beach featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. She sat on the 2004 Cannes film jury together with Quentin Tarantino among others.

She lives near Inverness, Scotland with her husband John Byrne and their two children, Xavier Byrne and Honor Byrne.

Selected Filmography

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) .... as Jadis, the White Witch
  • Broken Flowers (2005) .... as Penny
  • Constantine (2005) .... as Gabriel
  • Thumbsucker (2005) .... as Audrey Cobb
  • The Statement (2003) .... as Anne-Marie Levy
  • Young Adam (2003) .... as Ella Gault
  • Adaptation. (2002) .... as Valerie Thomas
  • Teknolust (2002) .... as Rosetta, Ruby, Marinne, Olivia
  • Vanilla Sky (2001) .... as Rebecca Dearborn
  • The Deep End (2001) .... as Margaret Hall
  • Possible Worlds (2000) .... as Joyce
  • The Beach (2000) .... as Sal
  • Wittgenstein (1993) .... Lady Ottoline Morrell
  • Orlando (1992) .... Orlando
  • Edward II (1991) .... Isabella
  • The Garden (1990) .... Madonna
  • Caravaggio (1986) .... Lena

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