Tilda Swinton

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Katherine Mathilda "Tilda" Swinton, born 5 November 1960 (age 53), is a British actor most noted in the nonbinary community for her androgynous roles in Orlando and as genderless angel Gabriel in Constantine.

She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Michael Clayton in 2007.

In 2013, Swinton was named as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by The Guardian.[2]

Tilda Swinton on gender[edit | edit source]

"I don't know if I could ever really say that I was a girl – I was kind of a boy for a long time. I don’t know, who knows? It changes."[3]

"That whole idea of transformation is at the heart of what I’m interested in as a performer and not least through the idea of gender. It’s a very personal matter. I can categorically say that as Orlando does in the film: Yes, I’m probably a woman."[3]

"I enjoy walking the tightrope of identity, of sexual identity, of gender identity."[3]

"The whole idea of being fixed in any way, it just makes me claustrophobic." (On the move towards gender-neutral awards in film)[4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Turner, Kyle (18 May 2016). "The queer cult stardom of Tilda Swinton". Seventh Row. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  2. The 50 best-dressed over 50s, The Guardian, March 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kreutzbruck, Vera von (20 March 2009). "Interview with Actress Tilda Swinton: "I am probably a woman"". thewip.net. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  4. Ravindran, Manori (3 September 2020). "Tilda Swinton Praises Gender-Neutral Awards: 'Being Fixed in Any Way Makes Me Claustrophobic'". yahoo!news. Retrieved 7 September 2020.