Wave to Orlando

Tilda Swinton on Virginia Woolf (Telegraph)

When Tilda Swinton first discovered Virginia Woolf’s ‘Orlando’, she embraced it as a practical guide to living. Fifteen years later she played the gender-hopping hero on screen. Now, as a new edition is published, the actress maps the obsessions behind Woolf’s revolutionary novel

  • Roger Fry’s portrait painting of Virginia Woolf

  • Virginia Via
    25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941

  • Painting of Virginia Woolf by her sister Vanessa Bell

  • Recently departed Etta James was also born on Jan 25.