A nice wee BBC interview of Tilda Swinton, who plays oppostite Ewan McGregor in Young Adam.
Tilda Swinton went to Fettes, the famous private school in Edinburgh. Tony Blair went there, as did David Ogilvy, and James Bond (well, according to Ian Fleming, he did). I have good friends who went to Fettes- she was a couple of years above them.
She is probably best known in America as the Tribe Leader in the movie ‘The Beach’. She is an incredible actress. Think Cate Blanchett on steroids.
I saw her live a couple of years ago, lying motionless, eyes closed, in a glass box at The Serpentine Gallery in London. Performance art or whatever.
Some people I’ve talked to think she was the strongest act in the movie. Yeah, I’ve said that before myself, except all the leads were pretty good…