Ten fun facts about Tilda Swinton
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Tilda was born Katherine Mathilda Swinton on 5 November 1960 in London.
She went to the West Heath Girls' School with Princess Diana and was also her classmate at Fettes College.
She does not always portray women in her acting roles and has played Mozart in a play, an Elizabethan nobleman in Orlando and a genderless angel in Constantine.
She volunteered for two years in South Africa and Kenya in children's schools, before she went to study at Cambridge.Fact 5
Tilda Swinton received high praise and artistic acclaim for her art installation and performance piece "The Maybe", in which she lay sleeping in a case made of glass and was on public display for a week.Fact 6
She can trace her parental ancestry back 35 generations to the 9th century.Fact 7
Tilda funded and ran a successful Film Festival called The Ballerina Ballroom Cinema of Dreams, on her own in her Scottish home-town.Fact 8
She was given a 90 minute accolade at the 2008 AFI.Fact 9
She sang the vocals on 4 songs of the album 'The Bachelor' by Patrick Wolf.Fact 10
Tilda Swinton and Marion Cotillard are the only two actors to ever get a Golden Globe, BAFTA, SAG and Critics' Choice nomination for any one particular role but not an Oscar nomination for the same role. Click here for more people facts ❯
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