Tilda Swinton’s biographyTilda Swinton is a British actress who has an unusual appearance, which is called elfin and even alien. It breaks stereotypes and society’s prevailing point of view. Climbing to the top of the film industry at the beginning of the second millennium she became an icon of her style and the embodiment of the idea of Smart is the new sexy. The actress is the muse of independent director Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive, The Limits of Control, Broken Flowers, The Dead Don't Die).
Early yearsThe daughter of the seventh Lord of Kimmerghame, Scotsman John Swinton and Australian Judith Killen was born on November 5, 1960. The first years of her life Katherine Matilda Swinton spent in Germany.
In 1971 Matilda became a student of a private school for young representatives of aristocratic families. The girl studied brilliantly, went in for sports, sang in the choir, but never stopped blaming her parents for sending her to the private institution. The strict order of the school forbade students even to listen to music what was a real torture for Matilda. By the way, due to it, the actress dislikes Harry Potter - private school (albeit a magic one) is too idealized in the novels by Rowling.Everything that interested me in childhood caused curses in my family. About art, my parents are phenomenal hypocrites.
Soon the student of the elite private school began to show freedom-loving nature, broke the daily routine, and opposed the strict rules. It was during this period of her life that Swinton cut her middle name to a sharp Tilda and even contributed a short wavy line, a tilde to her signature.
After graduating from school Tilda became a college student in Edinburgh. A supporter of leftist ideas, at the age of 19 she joined the British Communist Party and worked for 2 years in South African schools.
Acting careerReturning to England from South Africa, Swinton went to college at the University of Cambridge. During her studies at the Faculty of Sociology, she participated in promotions against economic reforms conducted by Thatcher. Disappointed in the insufficiently rigid in her opinion leftist politics she became interested in theater, becoming an actress of an amateur troupe in Stratford.
The lead role in the Orlando magical parable picture brought Swinton numerous awards. The image of absolute perfection, combining in itself both masculine and feminine, beyond the control of time or any law, brilliantly embodied by Swinton on the screen, left after her the glory of the most extraordinary actress of modernity.In an interview, she says that she doesn’t consider herself attractive and hides behind the images of her characters and afterward she discusses her sexuality and its impact on both men and women. Vivid images created by her on the screen, her alien appearance, amazing frankness, devoid of any cheating and flirting with the audience - all this just fanned the flames of her glory.
In 1995 she stopped playing in the theater, she was completely fascinated by the cinema, which became the spiracle she needed to survive the loss of her dear friend.
In 2017 the premiere of the Okja adventure drama and the remake of the Suspiria horror film starring Swinton took place. The famous actress also took part in the new creation by Jarmusch, The Dead Don't Die, and in the set of The Personal History of David Copperfield directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the work of Charles Dickens.