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June 6, 2012

TILDA SWINTON

Katherine Mathilda

 

Katherine Mathilda “ Tilda” Swinton ( born 5 November 1960 ) is a British actress known for both art house and mainstream films. The daughter of a majorgeneral in the Scots Guard, Tilda Swinton attended the exclusive West Heath Girls School in Kent, England, Where she was classmate and friend to Lady Diana Spencer. In 1983, she graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Social and Political Science, but her intrest was in the acting. Swinton began her career in theatre before finding her way to film. In 2005, Swinton performed as the ‘ White Witch- Jadis’ ‘ in the film version of ‘ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ and later had cameos in Narnia’s sequels, making her a well-known face for kids all over. She won the 2007 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for Michael Clayton. In 2009, Swinton and Mark Cousins embarked on a project to create a travelling independent film festival. The project was featured prominently in a documentary called ‘ Cinema is Everywhere’ The festival was repeated ahain in 2011

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