Katherine Matilda Swinton is a British actress. Known for her roles in independent films and blockbusters, she has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and an Independent Spirit Award. She also been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2020, The New York Times ranked her one of the greatest actors of the 21st century. Swinton began her career by appearing in experimental films starting with Caravaggio, followed by The Last of England, War Requiem, and The Garden. Swinton won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her portrayal of Isabella of France in Edward II. She next starred in Sally Potter's Orlando, for which she was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Actress. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in The Deep End, and followed this with appearances in Vanilla Sky and Adaptation.