Where we first fell in love with Tilda Swinton. All cross-dressing and poetic. Oh, and more Sandy Powell costumes.
Taking a turn through the centuries.
Lady Ottoline Morrell in Wittgenstein (1993)
A little-seen film about an early 20th-century Cambridge professor and his circle. Swinton plays a friend who was a famous literary hostess.
Ada Augusta Byron King, Countess of Lovelace in Conceiving Ada (1997)
People rightly complain that there are no films about Ada Lovelace. This is the closest around, and it’s a sort of sci-fi tale where a modern researcher connects with Ada through computers and the Babbage machine.
I saw this at a film festival and wished the script had been sold to a major studio for the polish it deserved. Intriguing concept and Swinton’s performance was excellent, but otherwise low production values.
I wish Tilda and Sandy Powell would reunite on a movie because their collaboration together is magic.
Hands down it’s Orlando. The newest Thora/Thessaly looks interesting. But she’s also in Dr Strange.
I know you don’t mention Fantasy etc but I thought she was PERFECT as the White Witch in the Chronicles of Narnia films. And the costumes were amazing
Narnia doesn’t count, I guess. Looking forward to seeing her this weekend in Doctor Strange.