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.
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.
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.