Fast Facts

  • Her family can trace their Scottish roots back to the 9th century.
  • Was a classmate of the then Diana Spencer at the West Heath Girls' School.
  • Made eight movies with experimental filmmaker Derek Jarman, the first being 1986's Caravaggio.
  • Appeared in Cornelia Parker's art installation "The Maybe" in London and Rome in 1995.
  • Her breakout performance in Hollywood films came in 2000's The Beach, costarring Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • Has a history of playing gender-bending roles, including the films Man to Man and Orlando.
  • Has participated in a sort of mobile film festival called the Screen Machine, which showed movies as it traveled across the Scottish Highlands.

Awards

  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
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  • 1991, Venice Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
  • 2007, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actress: Nominee
  • 2000, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2007, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Winner
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee

Relationships

  • Honor Byrne — Daughter
  • Alexander Swinton — Brother
  • John Byrne — Ex-significant Other
  • Sandro Kopp — Significant Other
  • Xavier Byrne — Son
  • Sir John Swinton — Father
  • James Swinton — Brother
  • William Swinton — Brother
  • Judith Swinton — Mother

College

  • University of Cambridge, New Hall, Cambridge, England (BA in Social and Political Science and English Literature, 1983)

Details

  • Birth Name: Katherine Matilda Swinton
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Birthday: November 5, 1960, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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