Tilda Swinton

63, from London, England, UK

Artwork for Avengers: EndgameImage of Tilda Swinton

Biography

Tilda Swinton (born Katherine Matilda Swinton; November 5, 1960) is an award-winning British actress of Scottish descent, known for her versatile roles in independent films and blockbusters. She is a recipient various accolades throughout her long career, including an Academy Award and two BAFTA Awards, in addition to being nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and five Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Swinton began her career by appearing in experimental films starting with Caravaggio (1986), followed by The Last of England (1988), War Requiem (1989), and The Garden (1990). She won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her portrayal of Isabella of France in Edward II (1991). She next starred in Sally Potter's Orlando (1992), for which she received a nomination for the European Film Award for Best Actress. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in The Deep End (2001), and followed this with appearances in Vanilla Sky (2001), Adaptation (2002), Constantine (2005), Julia (2008), and I Am Love (2009).

For the film Young Adam (2003), she won the British Academy Scotland Award for Best Actress. Her performance in Michael Clayton (2007) won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Additionally, she won the European Film Award for Best Actress and received a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the psychological thriller We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011). Swinton has also played the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia series (2005–2010) and the Ancient One in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise.

Swinton was awarded the Richard Harris Award by the British Independent Film Awards in recognition of her contributions to the British film industry. In 2013, she was given a special tribute by the Museum of Modern Art. In 2020, Swinton was awarded the British Film Institute Fellowship, the highest honour presented by the institution, for her "daringly eclectic and striking talents as a performer and filmmaker and recognizes her great contribution to film culture, independent film exhibition and philanthropy." That same year, The New York Times ranked her thirteenth on its list of the greatest actors of the 21st century up to that point.

Timeline

2024Aged 64

2023Aged 63

  • Poster for Asteroid City

    Dr. Hickenlooper

  • Poster for Cannes Uncut

    Self

  • Poster for Some Thoughts On The Common Toad

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for All Kinds of Love

    Self

  • Poster for The Killer

    The Expert

2022Aged 62

  • Poster for Three Thousand Years of Longing

    Alithea

  • Poster for Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    Wood Sprite / Death (voice)

  • Poster for Durmiente

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for The Eternal Daughter

    Julie / Rosalind

  • Poster for Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio: Handcarved Cinema

    Self

  • Poster for Ott torony volt

    Executive Producer

2021Aged 61

  • Poster for Memoria

    Jessica Holland

  • Poster for The Souvenir: Part II

    Rosalind

  • Poster for The French Dispatch

    J.K.L. Berensen

  • Poster for Goliath: Playing with Reality

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for The Storms of Jeremy Thomas

    Self

2020Aged 60

  • Poster for Last and First Men

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Schlingensief – A Voice That Shook the Silence

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for The Human Voice

    Woman

  • Poster for The Human Voice Q&A With Pedro Almodovar And Tilda Swinton, Hosted By Mark Kermode

    Self

2019Aged 59

  • Poster for Avengers: Endgame

    The Ancient One

  • Poster for The Dead Don't Die

    Zelda Winston

  • Poster for The Souvenir

    Rosalind

  • Poster for Uncut Gems

    Anne - Adley's Auction Manager (voice)

  • Poster for The Personal History of David Copperfield

    Betsey Trotwood

2018Aged 58

  • Poster for Isle of Dogs

    Oracle (voice)

  • Poster for Suspiria

    Madame Blanc / Helena Markos / Dr. Klemperer

2017Aged 57

  • Tania Libre

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for async - first light

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Letters from Baghdad

    Gertrude Bell (voice)

  • Poster for War Machine

    German Politician

  • Poster for The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

    Self

  • Poster for Okja

    Lucy Mirando / Nancy Mirando

  • Poster for Letters from Generation Rx

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Call Me by Your Name

    Thanks

2016Aged 56

  • Poster for Hail, Caesar!

    Thora Thacker / Thessaly Thacker

  • Poster for Doctor Strange

    The Ancient One

  • Poster for Paterson

    Thanks

2015Aged 55

  • Poster for Dreams Rewired

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989

    Self

  • Poster for Trainwreck

    Dianna

  • Poster for Exploring the Set of 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    Self / Social Services

  • Poster for A Bigger Splash

    Marianne Lane

2014Aged 54

  • Poster for The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Madame D.

  • Poster for Snowpiercer: Transperceneige, From the Blank Page to the Black Screen

    Self

  • Poster for Travelling at Night with Jim Jarmusch

    Self

  • Poster for Antarctica: On the Edge

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for The Gospel According to St Derek

    Self

2013Aged 53

  • Poster for Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Love Flesh

    Self

  • Poster for One Water

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for David Bowie: Five Years

    Self (archive footage)

  • Poster for When Björk Met Attenborough

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Snowpiercer

    Minister Mason

  • Poster for Death for a Unicorn

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for The Zero Theorem

    Dr. Shrink-Rom

  • Poster for Only Lovers Left Alive

    Eve

2012Aged 52

  • Poster for Song 1

    Self

  • Poster for Moonrise Kingdom

    Social Services

  • Poster for Ashes

    Self

  • Poster for Radioman

    Self

  • Poster for Here

    Idea

2011Aged 51

2010Aged 50

2009Aged 49

  • Poster for Moments on the Set of I Am Love

    Self

  • Poster for The Limits of Control

    Blonde

  • Poster for The Invisible Frame

    The Cyclist

2008Aged 48

  • Poster for Derek

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Julia

    Julia

  • Poster for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

    White Witch

  • Poster for Burn After Reading

    Katie Cox

  • Poster for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Elizabeth Abbott

  • Poster for The New Ten Commandments

    Director

2007Aged 47

  • Poster for Sleepwalkers

    Violinist working as a Copy Clerk

  • Poster for Strange Culture

    Hope Kurtz

  • Poster for Here’s Looking at You, Boy

    Self

  • Poster for Faceless

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Stephanie Daley

    Lydie Crane

  • Poster for The Man from London

    Camélia

  • Poster for Michael Clayton

    Karen Crowder

  • Poster for Cannes: All Access

    Self

2006Aged 46

2005Aged 45

  • Poster for Constantine

    Gabriel

  • Poster for Broken Flowers

    Penny

  • Poster for Thumbsucker

    Audrey Cobb

  • Poster for The Somme

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    White Witch

2003Aged 43

  • Poster for Young Adam

    Ella Gault

  • Poster for The Statement

    Annemarie Livi

2002Aged 42

  • Poster for Teknolust

    Rosetta / Ruby / Marinne / Olive

  • Poster for Tilda Swinton: The Love Factory

    Self

  • Poster for Adaptation.

    Valerie Thomas

2001Aged 41

  • Poster for The Deep End

    Margaret Hall

  • Poster for Vanilla Sky

    Rebecca Dearborn

2000Aged 40

  • Poster for The Beach

    Sal

  • Poster for Possible Worlds

    Joyce

  • Poster for The Dilapidated Dwelling

    Narrator (voice)

1999Aged 39

  • Poster for Conceiving Ada

    Ada Augusta Byron King, Countess of Lovelace

  • Poster for The War Zone

    Mum

  • Poster for The Protagonists

    Actress

1998Aged 38

  • Poster for Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon

    Muriel Belcher

1996Aged 36

  • Poster for Female Perversions

    Eve Stephens

1994Aged 34

  • Poster for Visions of Heaven and Hell

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Glitterbug

    Self

  • Poster for Remembrance of Things Fast: True Stories Visual Lies

    (Unknown)

1993Aged 33

  • Poster for Wittgenstein

    Lady Ottoline Morrell

  • Poster for Blue

    (voice)

  • Poster for The Open Universe

    Carla

1992Aged 32

  • Poster for Man to Man

    Ella / Max Gerike

  • Poster for Orlando

    Orlando

1991Aged 31

  • Poster for Derek Jarman: A Portrait

    Self

  • Poster for The Party: Nature Morte

    Queenie

  • Poster for Edward II

    Isabella

1990Aged 30

  • Poster for The Garden

    Madonna/Voice Overs

  • Poster for Your Cheatin' Heart

    (Unknown)

1989Aged 29

  • Poster for Volcano Saga

    Gudrun

  • Poster for A Call to Arms

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for War Requiem

    The Nurse

  • Poster for Play Me Something

    Hairdresser

1988Aged 28

  • Poster for Degrees of Blindness

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Cycling the Frame

    The Cyclist

1987Aged 27

  • Poster for Egomania: Island Without Hope

    Sally

  • Poster for Depuis le Jour

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Friendship's Death

    Friendship

  • Poster for The Last of England

    The Maid

  • Poster for Aria

    Young Girl

1986Aged 26

  • Poster for The Sluggard

    The Sluggard

  • Poster for Caprice

    Lucky

  • Poster for Caravaggio

    Lena