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Tilda Swinton

(1961-), Actress

Tilda Swinton (Katherine Matilda Swinton)

Sitter in 7 portraits
Tilda Swinton worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company before moving into film in the 1980s. She was a close friend and collaborator of Derek Jarman, with whom she made seven films including Caravaggio (1986). She received critical praise for her role in Sally Potter's Orlando (1992) and was named Best Supporting Actress at both the Oscars and the BAFTAs for her performance in Michael Clayton (2007). Swinton played the White Witch in the Chronicles of Narnia series of films. In 2009 she was nominated for Best Actress at the Evening Standard British Film Awards for her role in I am Love (2009) and in 2011 starred in Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin. In 2020, she was awarded a BFI Fellowship in recognition of her contribution to film culture, independent film exhibition and philanthropy.

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Tilda Swinton, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2006

Tilda Swinton

by The Douglas Brothers
platinum print, November 1992
NPG P2006

Tilda Swinton, by Paolo Roversi - NPG P1280

Tilda Swinton

by Paolo Roversi
pigment print, 2005
NPG P1280

Tilda Swinton, by James F. Hunkin - NPG x36297

Tilda Swinton

by James F. Hunkin
sepia-toned Agfa record rapid print, circa 1991
NPG x36297

Tilda Swinton, by David Thompson - NPG x46517

Tilda Swinton

by David Thompson
toned and redeveloped archival print on Kentmere paper, 1992
NPG x46517

Tilda Swinton, by David Thompson - NPG x46519

Tilda Swinton

by David Thompson
toned and redeveloped archival print on Kentmere paper, June 1992
NPG x46519

Tilda Swinton, by Donald MacLellan - NPG x88590

Tilda Swinton

by Donald MacLellan
bromide print, 2000
NPG x88590

Tilda Swinton, by Bryan Adams - NPG x131984

Tilda Swinton

by Bryan Adams
C-type colour print, 20 February 2008
NPG x131984

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