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.
In this video from 2007, available to watch in full on BAFTA Guru, Tilda Swinton is 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.