Tilda Swinton

(biography, photos, videos) Katherine Matilda Swinton of Cimmerium

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  • Name: Tilda Swinton ( Katherine Matilda Swinton of Cimmerium )
  • Date of birth: 5 November 1960.
  • Age: 56 years
  • Place of birth: London
  • Height: 178
  • Activities: actress
  • Marital status: not married

    Tilda Swinton: biography

    Katherine Matilda Swinton of Cimmerium, better known as Tilda Swinton is a British actress, often starring in independent films. Its most well-known works are «Orlando,» «Constantine: Lord of darkness», «the curious case of Benjamin Button», «Michael Clayton», for which she received numerous awards, including the statuette «Oscar».

    Tilda was born in London, in the family of sir John Swinton, seventh Lord Kimmerya, and lady Judith Balfour Killen. As is clear from the titles of her parents, the girl comes from a very ancient Anglo-Scottish family originating in the 11th century. The first 10 years of life Swinton spent in Germany where her father served in the rank of major General. Then began training at the prestigious boarding school-boarding school in Kent. This institution was intended for the offspring of the most aristocratic families. This can be judged from the fact that together with Tilda studied Diana Spencer, future Princess of Wales.

    Swinton was an honor student, sang in the school choir and showed great promise in athletics as perfectly running. She would go out and a professional athlete, but Tilda did not like the idea to compete for prizes and when there was a big tournament, she faked an injury.

    Higher education she received in College «Facts» and «new Hall», a special institution for women at Cambridge University. She studied political science, sociology, and English literature. It should also be noted that the future actress spent two years in African countries, where the volunteer worked with the children.

    In the «new Hall» Tilde first tried to perform on stage and received from this incredible pleasure. Later she joined the Royal Shakespeare theatre in Stratford and toured with such actors as Gary Oldman and Kenneth Branagh. Then, Swinton has performed with other bodies, and in six years managed to enter the elite of British theatre. But in 1989, the actress decides to fully focus on cinematic action.


    First Tilda Swinton appeared in television series, and then met with the Director of independent film by Derek Jarmana and start long-term cooperation. In it the actress played in the biographical drama «Caravaggio», philosophical film «In the battle of Britain last look», military-psychological drama «war Requiem», a documentary about sexual minorities, «the Garden», a biographical Comedy «Wittgenstein». When Jarman died, the actress more than a year could not come to himself, shocked by the death of a close friend.

    The first turning point in the career of Tilda was an adaptation of the legendary novel of Virginia Woolf’s «Orlando». The game actress was named by critics not only as stunning. Swinton has created two images of a single person – male and female, and was awarded the title of best actress of the year by several film festivals.

    She continued to appear in art films. Went Thriller «Female perversity», a biopic «Love is the devil», the Italian crime drama «the Protagonists», the heavy family history, «the war Zone».

    Another important step for the actress became involved in the American action-adventure Thriller «the Beach» in which she starred alongside Leonardo Di Caprio. This picture opened for the Tilde path to Hollywood. However, it still did not grab each scenario, and choose only those where she could as an actress to try something new and interesting.

    With the first work in North America is to provide a Thriller «At rock bottom», a mystical picture with Tom cruise’s «Vanilla sky», a fantastic Comedy «Tehnosec», criminal drama «Young Adam,» a psychological Thriller «the Verdict» and the horror movie «Constantine: Lord of darkness», where Swinton is collaborating with Keanu Reeves.

    Fans of fairy tales, of course, was popular the film adaptation of «the Chronicles of Narnia», where the Tilde appeared in all parts in the image of the White witch. The iconic actress has become a detective, «Michael Clayton» because he brought her the coveted statuette «Oscar». Also, do not ignore the movie «Julia,» in which Swinton played an aging alcoholic, fantastic picture «the curious case of Benjamin Button», the melodrama «I am love» vampire Saga «only lovers left alive» and psychological drama «something not so with Kevin». There she recreated on screen commotion of the mother of a teenager killer.

    Now the actress is removed in action at the marvel comics «Doctor strange», which fans of this movie looking forward to the fall of 2016.

    Personal life

    At the rehearsal of one of the performances of Tilda Swinton met with the Scottish painter John Patrick Byrne. In the theatre he was engaged in decorating, but in General specializiruetsya on painting, and his paintings are in the collection of the National portrait gallery of Scotland.

    Tilda and John are living in a de facto marriage, and later they had twins — a son, Xavier and daughter honor. After some time, their Alliance fell apart, and the actress met another man — artist from New Zealand Sandro Kopp. They live on the estate in Scotland, with John Byrne often visited his children, as he and Swinton remained a great relationship. Byrne might even, for a few days to live in the house of the former wife, which among the inhabitants of a popular rumor that the actress is living with two men at once.

    She Tilda Swinton to such rumors is philosophical. She believes that the public is accustomed to violent novels and spicy shenanigans of celebrities, and since her family does not give any real reasons, then the public have to include fantasy and to invent what is actually there.

    In 1995, the actress took part in an unusual exhibition of the artist-the avant-garde artist Cornelia Parker where she acted as… live exhibit! Tilde for 8 hours a day lying with my eyes closed in a crystal box, depicting Sleeping Beauty.


    • 1992 — Orlando
    • 2003 — Young Adam
    • 2005 — Constantine: dark Lord
    • 2005-20010 — The Chronicles Of Narnia
    • 2006 — Michael Clayton
    • 2008 — the curious case of Benjamin Button
    • 2009 — I — love
    • 2011 — something is wrong with Kevin
    • 2013 — only lovers left alive
    • 2016 — Doctor Strange


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