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All Upcoming Tilda Swinton Movies and TV Shows

June 13, 2019
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London born actress Tilda Swinton was a schoolmate and friend of Lady Diana Spencer at the West Heath Girls’ School, an expensive boarding school in London. The actress developed a strong discontent against boarding schools later, which culminated in her taking up the progressive schooling initiative. After graduating from Cambridge University in 1983, Swinton performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company for a while. She made her film debut with ‘Caravaggio’ directed by Derek Jarman in 1986. The critically acclaimed movie also inaugurated the successful professional partnership between Swinton and Jarman. Together, they made movies like ‘The Last of England’ (1987), ‘War Requiem’ (1989) and ‘Edward II’ (1991).

Swinton won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 1991 Venice Film Festival for her portrayal of the character Isabella in ‘Edward II.’ Swinton went on to become a regular collaborator in several avant-garde movies throughout the ’90s. Some of her major works during that period include ‘Orlando’ (1992), ‘Female Perversions’ (1996), ‘The Deep End (2001), and ‘Thumbsucker’ (2004).

Swinton also marked her presence in big budgeted blockbusters like ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ film franchise, in which she played the regular character of White Witch, ‘Michael Clayton’ (2007), ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ (2008), ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ (2011), ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (2012), ‘Doctor Strange‘ (2016), ‘Suspiria’ (2018), and ‘Avengers: Endgame‘ (2019). She earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 2007 flick ‘Michael Clayton.’

She also won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actress for the 2003 movie ‘Young Adam.’ In 2013, the Museum of Modern Art, New York City dedicated a special tribute to the actress for her outstanding contributions to the realm of art. So at this point you might be wondering what is the next Tilda Swinton movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Tilda Swinton films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Tilda Swinton movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.

6. The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

Jim Jarmusch’s all-star ensemble zombie flick ‘The Dead Don’t Die‘ garnered positive reviews when the movie opened the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. Tilda Swinton plays the role of Zelda Winston, a samurai who fights the invading walking dead alongside the small town cops played by Bill Murray and Adam Driver. In the wake of the zombie outbreak in the town of Centerville, they embark on a dangerous mission to protect a group of survivors from the flesh-eating monsters. The other cast includes Selena Gomez, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Austin Butler, RZA, Tom Waits, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, and Carol Kane. ‘The Dead Don’t Die,’ which was hailed by critics after the Cannes premiere for its impeccable writing and performances, hits theaters on June 14, 2019.

5. The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)

‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ is a film adaptation of the Victorian novel of the same name written by Charles Dickens in 1850. The upcoming movie is directed by Armando Iannucci (‘The Death of Stalin’) from a screenplay he co-wrote with Simon Blackwell. Dev Patel portrays the titular character, the orphan-turned-writer David Copperfield, while Tilda Swinton plays Copperfield’s great-aunt Betsey Trotwood. Trotwood is a complex character who is known for her strong hatred for boys. But she plays an important role in shaping up Copperfield’s future by providing him with opportunities and education. Gwendoline Christie also plays a major role in ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’. The film is scheduled for a December 5, 2019 release.

4. The French Dispatch (2020)


‘The French Dispatch’ is the long-awaited, star-studded romantic-comedy from director Wes Anderson. The film stars Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Timothée Chalamet, Lois Smith, Bob Balaban, Steve Park, Léa Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, Denis Ménochet, and Bill Murray. Though the plot details are under tight wraps, ‘The French Dispatch’ reportedly centers on the Paris bureau of an American newspaper where a journalist battles to write what he wants. Anderson keeps mum about more details about his characters. The movie, which was filmed in Angoulême, France, wrapped up principal photography in March. Anderson directs the film from his own script. Described as a “love letter to journalists” set at “an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th-century Paris,” ‘The French Dispatch’ is slated for a 2020 release.

3. Three Thousand Years of Longing (2020)

‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ is an upcoming fantasy-romance directed by George Miller. The movie stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton in the lead roles. Billed as Miller’s follow-up to his 2015 cult sci-fi flick ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ the film is in the early stages of development. George Miller directs the movie based on his own script. The director also produces the film along with his regular collaborator Doug Mitchell. Though the plot details are tightly sealed by the makers, Deadline reports that the movie will follow the adventures of a genie. ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing,’ which is expected to come to theaters in 2020, will start filming soon.

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2. Memoria (TBA)

‘Memoria’ is one of the most curious upcoming projects of Tilda Swinton as it is the first movie directed by the Thai master filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul outside Thailand. Set in Columbia, the movie stars Tilda Swinton and Jeanne Balibar in the lead roles. Like in his critically acclaimed art-house flicks, Apichatpong explores the issues of people’s memories in the backdrop of thickly populated Colombian cities like Medellin, Cali, Bogota, and Quindío. According to the filmmaker, the landscape plays a major part in his movie along with the cast members. The plot also includes various anecdotes he gathered from the city dwellers. More details about the characters of Swinton and Balibar haven’t been revealed yet. ‘Memoria’ will start filming in Columbia from August 2019.

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1. Untitled Progressive School Documentary (TBA)

Tilda Swinton is directing an untitled documentary film about some of the handpicked progressive schools around the world. Billed as an essay film, the documentary is funded by Lily Ford and the Derek Jarman Lab. Swinton, who has co-founded a progressive school in the Scottish Highlands along with Ian Sutherland McCook in 2013, is an advocate of progressive schooling methods. The documentary features various initiatives from all over the world to save kids from the grinding teeth of grades and tests in the conventional schooling system. No release date has been attached to the project; it is currently in post-production.

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