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Tilda Swinton: A Life in Pictures

22 December 2011
Tilda Swinton discusses her career at the Academy's Life in Pictures event. Marc Hoberman / BAFTA

BAFTA-winning actress Tilda Swinton (We Need To Talk About Kevin) talked about her diverse film career.

Since her award-winning performance in Sally Potter's Orlando (1992), Swinton has also appeared in The Beach, Young Adam, Adaptation, Broken Flowers and The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. In 2008 she won a Supporting Actress BAFTA for her role in Michael Clayton, and attracted huge critical acclaim for her performance in 2011's We Need To Talk About Kevin.

When I was seven I was already aware that I liked performing in private.

Tilda Swinton was interviewed on stage by Nick James, editor of Sight and Sound magazine. They discuss her varied career – from her early roles with Derek Jarman to more recent work in America.