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Tilda Swinton started making films with the director Derek Jarman in 1985 with CARAVAGGIO. They made seven more films together, including THE LAST OF ENGLAND, THE GARDEN, WAR REQUIEM, EDWARD II (for which she won the Best Actress award at the 1991 Venice International Film Festival) and WITTGENSTEIN, before Jarman’s death in 1994.  She gained wider international recognition in 1992 with her portrayal in ORLANDO, based on the novel by Virginia Wolf under the direction of Sally Potter. 

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She has established rewarding ongoing filmmaking relationships including with Jim Jarmusch – ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE and THE DEAD DON’T DIE, Joel and Ethan Coen with BURN AFTER READING and HAIL, CAESAR!,  Lynne Ramsay with WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN and with Luca Guadagnino in I AM LOVE, A BIGGER SPLASH and SUSPIRIA.

She also worked with Bong Joon Ho on the international hits SNOWPIERCER and OKJA and has featured in the critically acclaimed comedy TRAINWRECK from Amy Schumer directed by Judd Apatow, and the Marvel Studios blockbuster DOCTOR STRANGE.  She received both the BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress of 2008 for Tony Gilroy‘s MICHAEL CLAYTON.  She most recently worked with Apichatpong Weerasethakul on MEMORIA, and the second part of THE SOUVENIR with Joanna Hogg.  THE FRENCH DISPATCH is Tilda’s fourth film with Wes Anderson


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Biography: Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton started making films with the English director Derek Jarman in 1985; their first was Caravaggio. They made seven more films together, including The Last of England, The Garden,War Requiem, Edward II (for which she was named Best Actress at the Venice International Film Festival), and Wittgenstein, before Mr. Jarman’s death in 1994.

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