TILDA SWINTON (Madame Blanc) won both the BAFTA award and Academy Award in 2008
for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 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 Swinton for Best Actress.
Swinton has established rewarding filmmaking relationships with Joel and Ethan
Coen, Lynn Hershman Leeson, John Maybury, Jim Jarmusch and Wes Anderson. She
collaborated with Luca Guadagnino on the documentary short Tilda Swinton: The
Love Factory and the features I Am Love (which she also produced) and A Bigger
Splash. Additionally, Swinton worked with Bong Joon Ho on the international hits
Snowpiercer and Okja.
The actress' other film credits include Judd Apatow's Trainwreck, opposite Amy
Schumer; Scott Derrickson's Doctor Strange, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch; and
David MichÃ´d's War Machine, with Brad Pitt. She recently wrapped production on
Armando Iannucci's The Personal History of David Copperfield.
Swinton started making films with the English experimental director Derek Jarman
in 1985, beginning with Caravaggio. They made seven more films together before
Jarman's death in 1994, including The Last of England, The Garden, War Requiem,
Edward II (for which Swinton won the Best Actress award at the 1991 Venice
International Film Festival) and Wittgenstein. She gained wider international
recognition in 1992 with her portrayal of the title character in Sally Potter's
Orlando, based on the novel by Virginia Woolf.
Swinton is the mother of twins and lives in the Scottish Highlands.
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