Tilda Swinton

From LGBT Archive
Jump to: navigation, search
Tilda Swinton at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
Tilda Swinton (Katherine Mathilda Swinton, born in London 1960) is an actress. She was born in London to a Scottish family, and studied social and political sciences at New Hall, Cambridge. She now lives in Nairn.

She has appeared in a number of films, including Burn After Reading, The Beach and The Chronicles of Narnia, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performances in The Deep End and We Need to Talk About Kevin. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Michael Clayton in 2007.

She played the title role in Orlando based on the novel by Virginia Woolf.

LGBT-related aspects

She was listed under "Friends to LGBT people" in the Independent on Sunday's Pink List 2013. The citation said:

"Swinton flew a rainbow flag in Red Square this year to support Russia’s beleaguered LGBT community and risked prosecution. 'In solidarity. From Russia with love,' her spokesperson explained."[1]


  1. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/pink-list-2013-friends-to-lgbt-people-8876326.html