Tilda Swinton as Zelda Winston
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 Mr. Jarman’s death in 1994. She gained wider international recognition in 1992 with her portrayal of Orlando, based on the novel by Virginia Woolf under the direction of Sally Potter.
She has established rewarding ongoing filmmaking relationships with Lynn Hershman Leeson, John Maybury, Jim Jarmusch — including Only Lovers Left Alive — Joel and Ethan Coen, Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Erick Zonca (Julia) and Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash) with whom she most recently collaborated on Suspiria.
Tilda 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.
Tilda has just finished shooting with Wes Anderson on The French Dispatch — their fourth film together — and will go on to work with Apichatpong Weerasethakul in the Summer to shoot Memoria, as well as the second part of The Souvenir with Joanna Hogg.
Swinton is the mother of twins and lives in the Scottish Highland.