Tilda Swinton filmography

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Tilda Swinton is a British actress known for her performances on film and television. She received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Michael Clayton (2007).

Her early films include Sally Potter's Orlando (1992), Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky (2001), and Spike Jonze's Adaptation (2002). She also starred as the White Witch in the film adaptations of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010). She also starred in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), and Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive (2013). She also appeared in the Marvel films Doctor Strange (2016), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). She is also known for her appearances in the Wes Anderson films Moonrise Kingdom (2012), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Isle of Dogs (2018), and The French Dispatch (2021).



Year Title Role Director Notes
1986 Caravaggio Lena Derek Jarman
1986 Egomania – Insel ohne Hoffnung Sally Christoph Schlingensief
1986 Caprice Lucky Joanna Hogg Short film
1987 Aria Young Girl Derek Jarman Segment: "Depuis le jour"
1987 Friendship's Death Friendship Peter Wollen
1987 The Last of England The Maid Derek Jarman
1988 Das Andere Ende der Welt Imogen Kimmel
1988 Cycling the Frame The Cyclist Cynthia Beatt Short film
1988 Degrees of Blindness Cerith Wyn Evans Short film
1988 L'Ispirazione Derek Jarman Short film
1989 Play Me Something Hairdresser Timothy Neat
1989 War Requiem Nurse Derek Jarman
1990 The Garden Madonna Derek Jarman
1991 Edward II Isabella Derek Jarman
1991 The Party – Nature Morte Queenie Cynthia Beatt
1992 Orlando Orlando Sally Potter
1993 Blue Narrator Derek Jarman Voice
1993 Wittgenstein Lady Ottoline Morrell Derek Jarman
1994 Remembrance of Things Fast: True Stories Visual Lies John Maybury
1996 Female Perversions Eve Stephens Susan Streitfeld
1997 Conceiving Ada Ada Byron King Lynn Hershman Leeson
1998 Herlizeares Diera Voice
1999 The Protagonists Actress Luca Guadagnino
1999 The War Zone Mum Tim Roth
2000 The Beach Sal Danny Boyle
2000 Possible Worlds Joyce Robert Lepage
2001 The Deep End Margaret Hall Scott McGehee
David Siegel
2001 Vanilla Sky Rebecca Dearborn Cameron Crowe
2002 Adaptation Valerie Thomas Spike Jonze
2002 Teknolust Rosetta/Ruby/Marinne/Olive Lynn Hershman Leeson
2003 The Statement Annemarie Livi Norman Jewison
2003 Young Adam Ella Gault David Mackenzie
2005 Absent Presence Operator Martin R. Davison
Hussein Chalayan
Short film
2005 Broken Flowers Penny Jim Jarmusch
2005 Constantine Gabriel Francis Lawrence
2005 Thumbsucker Audrey Cobb Mike Mills Also co-executive producer
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe White Witch Andrew Adamson
2006 Stephanie Daley Lydie Crane Hilary Brougher
2007 Faceless[1] Manu Luksch Voice
2007 The Man from London Camélia Béla Tarr
Ágnes Hranitzky
2007 Michael Clayton Karen Crowder Tony Gilroy
2007 Sleepwalkers Violinist Doug Aitken Short film
2007 Strange Culture Hope Kurtz Lynn Hershman Leeson Documentary
2008 Burn After Reading Katie Cox Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian White Witch; Centaur Andrew Adamson Cameo[2]
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Elizabeth Abbott David Fincher
2008 Derek[3][4][5][6] Narrator Isaac Julien Voice
Documentary; also writer and executive producer
2008 Julia Julia Erick Zonca
2009 I Am Love Emma Recchi Luca Guadagnino Also producer
2009 The Limits of Control Blonde Jim Jarmusch
2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader White Witch Michael Apted
2011 Genevieve Goes Boating Narrator (voice) Lucy Gray Short film
2011 We Need to Talk About Kevin Eva Khatchadourian Lynne Ramsay Also executive producer
2012 Moonrise Kingdom Social Services Wes Anderson
2013 Only Lovers Left Alive Eve Jim Jarmusch
2013 Snowpiercer Mason Bong Joon-ho
2013 The Stars (Are Out Tonight) David Bowie's wife Floria Sigismondi Short film
2013 The Zero Theorem Dr Shrink-Rom Terry Gilliam
2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel Madame D. Wes Anderson
2015 A Bigger Splash[7] Marianne Luca Guadagnino
2015 Trainwreck Dianna Judd Apatow
2016 Doctor Strange Ancient One Scott Derrickson
2016 Hail, Caesar! Thora Thacker
Thessaly Thacker
Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
2016 The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger Herself Bartek Dziadosz
Colin MacCabe
Christopher Roth
Tilda Swinton
also co-director, writer and executive producer
2017 Letters from Baghdad Gertrude Bell Sabine Krayenbühl
Zeva Oelbaum
Documentary; also executive producer
2017 Okja Lucy Mirando
Nancy Mirando
Bong Joon-ho Also co-producer
2017 War Machine German Politician David Michôd
2018 Isle of Dogs Oracle Wes Anderson Voice
2018 Suspiria Madame Blanc
Dr. Josef Klemperer
Mother Helena Markos
Luca Guadagnino Credited as Lutz Ebersdorf for second role[12]
2019 Avengers: Endgame Ancient One Anthony Russo
Joe Russo
2019 The Dead Don't Die Zelda Winston Jim Jarmusch
2019 The Personal History of David Copperfield Betsey Trotwood Armando Iannucci
2019 The Souvenir Rosalind Joanna Hogg
2019 Uncut Gems Anne 'Adley's Auction Manager' Safdie brothers Voice
2020 Last and First Men Narrator Jóhann Jóhannsson
2020 The Human Voice Woman Pedro Almodóvar Short film
2021 The Souvenir Part II Rosalind Joanna Hogg
2021 The French Dispatch J.K.L. Berensen Wes Anderson
2021 Memoria Jessica Holland Apichatpong Weerasethakul
TBA Pinocchio Fairy with Turquoise Hair Guillermo del Toro
Mark Gustafson
Post-production; voice
TBA The Eternal Daughter Joanna Hogg Post-production
TBA Three Thousand Years of Longing George Miller Post-production
TBA Asteroid City Wes Anderson In production


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Zastrozzi: A Romance Julia 4 episodes
1990 Your Cheatin' Heart Cissie Crouch 6 episodes
1992 Screenplay Ella / Max Gericke Episode: "Man to Man"
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Ophelia (voice) Episode: "Hamlet"
1994 Visions of Heaven and Hell Narrator (voice) Television documentary
1998 Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon Muriel Belcher Television film
2005 The Somme Narrator (voice) Television documentary
2006 Galápagos Narrator (voice) 3 episodes
2012 Getting On Elke Episode #3.6
2013 When Björk Met Attenborough Narrator (voice) Television documentary
2019 What We Do in the Shadows Tilda Episode: "The Trial"
2021 What If...? Ancient One (voice) Guest role; Episode: "What If... Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead of His Hands?"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2005 Constantine Gabriel (voice)


  1. ^ Alexandra Juhasz, Alisa Lebow (Ed.): A Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2015, p. 597
  2. ^ "Swinton happy to make Narnia cameo". United Press International Entertainment News. 19 May 2008.
  3. ^ Jon Savage: Against the tide, theguardian.com, 14 February 2008
  4. ^ Stephen Holden: Clips From an Artistic Life, Provocative and Cinematic, nytimes.com, 9 June 2008
  5. ^ Derek, Isaac Julien (GB 2008), Vienna International Film Festival, 2008
  6. ^ "BBC – Derek, directed by Isaac Julien and starring Tilda Swinton, is a film that looks back at Jarman's life. – Derek Jarman". BBC. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  7. ^ "A Bigger Splash" Watch new movie trailer starring Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes & Matthias Schoenaerts". Pulse.com.gh. David Mawuli. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  8. ^ Andrew Pulver: The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger review – Tilda Swinton's demonstration of affection, theguardian.com, 16 February 2016
  9. ^ Roman Tschiedl: The Seasons in Quincy, Radio OE1 Leporello, 15 February 2016
  10. ^ The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger, 66. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, 2016 (PDF)
  11. ^ seasonsinquincy.com, Official Website, 2016
  12. ^ Buchanan, Kyle (10 October 2018). "How 'Suspiria' Transformed Tilda Swinton into an 82-Year-Old Man". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 October 2018.

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