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 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. With regard to art, my parents are phenomenal hypocrites.
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 afterwards 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.