Tilda Swinton Biography

Published On Jul 25, 2017
Facts of Tilda Swinton
Date of Birth: 1960 , November-5
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
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Tilda joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, which became a door to her to enter into the movie industry. She began acting profession from 1980. She debuted in the screen from the movie Caravaggio. Later she featured as the role of a  ruthless lawyer in the movie Michael Clayton. The movie became a major turning point, which titled her an Oscar

Additionally, Tilda Swinton debuted in the TV series through Zastrozzi. Her diligent and well-appreciated performances are in TV series such as Screenplay, The Somme, Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, Vision of Heaven and Hell and much more.

Swinton outstanding performance earned her BAFTA Awards twice, BIFA Award and nominated for Golden Globe Award thrice, European Film Award for Best Actress. Moreover, She was also Awarded Richard Harris Award by the British Independent Film Award as well as Richard Harris Award for her contribution to the British Film Industry.    

Despite Tilda successful acting career, She has collaborated with the fashion designer Viktor & Rolf. She was a member of the jury at the 38th Berlin International Film Festival and 18th Moscow International Film Festival. Swinton is also a founder of the film festival Ballerina Ballroom Cinema of Dreams.  

Looking at her personal life, Tilda Swinton was the spouse of John Byrne; Scottish playwright and artist from 1995 to 2003. The couple gave birth to twins children, Honor and Xavier Swinton Byrne. the couple divorce after spending eight years of marital relationship but the reason for their separation is still unknown.

Currently, Swinton is in the relationship with a German born New Zealanders painter, Sandro Kopp since 2004. They are living together happily along with their children in the Nairn home located in the Highland region of Scotland.     

57 years of age, The Oscar-winning actress, Tilda Swinton earns the good sum of money from her professional career. She has earned wide recognition and wealth after featuring in several movies and TV series. It is estimated that her current net worth is around $10 Million by which she finances her living. 


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Born in London.

November 5 , 1960

Katherine Matilda Swinton well-known as Tilda Swinton was born on 5th November 1960 in London. She was born to Sir John Swinton and Judith Balfour and grew up along with her three siblings. Katherine holds a British nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.  

Completed graduation from the University of Cambridge.


Tilda Swinton attained three different schools; Queen's Gate School in London, the West Health Girl's School, and Fettes College. Swinton attended the University of Cambridge and pursued her degree in Social and Political Sciences.  

Joined the Royal Shakespeare Company.


The successful actor Tilda Swinton joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1984 which was the beginning of her acting career. She debuted in the acting industry from the movie, Caravaggio. 

Married to John Byrne.


Tilda married her long term boyfriend, John Byrne who was a Scottish playwright and artist. They gave birth to twins children, Honor and Xavier Swinton Byrne. The couple divorce in 2003. 

Earned the Richard Harris Award.


Tilda Swinton won the Richard Harris Award in the year 2005. She was awarded by the British Independent Film Awards for her contribution to the British Film Industry. 

Won an Oscar Award.


Swinton outstanding performance in Michael Clayton as Karen Crowder earned her an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role at the 80th Academy Award.  

Current Networth


Katherine Matilda Swinton earns the good sum of money from her professional career. She has featured in several movie and TV series through which she finances her living. It is estimated that her current net worth is around $10 Million.