Tilda SWINTON

Actress

United Kingdom

Tilda SWINTON © Photo Marcus Mann 2002

A Scottish actress, born in 1960, Tilda Swinton studied English literature and political science at Cambridge from 1980 to 1983.
In 1985, she made her cinema debut in Caravaggio, by the English director Derek Jarman. For almost eight years, before the filmmaker’s death in 1994, they would go on to make seven films together, including The Last of England, The Garden, War Requiem and Wittgenstein.
Swinton achieved international recognition for her remarkable interpretation of Orlando in Sally Potter’s 1992 film of the same name.
Since, Swinton has acted in two films by Lynn Hershman-Leeson, Conceiving Ada and Teknolust, as well as Tim Roth’s War Zone and Robert Lepage’s Possible Worlds.
In 2001, she partnered with David Siegel and Scott McGehee in their film The Deep End, presented at the Directors’ Fortnight that year, in a role that earned her a number of international awards including a Best Actress nomination at the Golden Globes.
More recently, Swinton appeared in Spike Jonze’s Adaptation, David Mackenzie’s Young Adam, acclaimed at Cannes in 2003, as well as in Mike Mills’ Thumbsucker. In 2005, she starred alongside Keanu Reeves in Constantine.

Jury attendance

  • Member Feature films, 2004
  • Member Cinéfondation & Short Films, 2002

Feature films

ASTEROID CITY

In Competition - Feature Films, 2023Actress

THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING

Out of Competition, 2022Actress

MEMORIA

In Competition - Feature Films, 2021

FRIENDSHIP’S DEATH

Cannes Classics, 2021

THE FRENCH DISPATCH

In Competition - Feature Films, 2021

THE STORMS OF JEREMY THOMAS.

Cannes Classics, 2021

FRIENDSHIP’S DEATH

Cannes Classics, 2020

THE DEAD DON’T DIE

In Competition - Feature Films, 2019

OKJA

In Competition - Feature Films, 2017Actress

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

In Competition - Feature Films, 2013Actress

MOONRISE KINGDOM

In Competition - Feature Films, 2012Actress

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

In Competition - Feature Films, 2011Actress

THE MAN FROM LONDON

In Competition - Feature Films, 2007Actress

BROKEN FLOWERS

In Competition - Feature Films, 2005Actress

YOUNG ADAM

Un Certain Regard, 2003Actress

LOVE IS THE DEVIL

Un Certain Regard, 1998Actress

ARIA

In Competition - Feature Films, 1987Actress