PHOTO – Tilda Swinton at Festival Square

As part of the Edinburgh Internationl Film Festival, Tilda Swinton encouraged the residents of Edinburgh to join her in a jig in Festival Square this morning.  Ms Swinton and Mark Cousin lead a “flash mob” in a rendition of a classic Laurel and Hardy comedy dance routine.  She enjoyed it so much, that she immediately clapped her hands to encourage everyone to dance for a second time.  There were people aged from 8 to 80 that joined in and it was to mark the launch of a new foundation to encourage youngsters to broaden their taste in movies – called 8 1/2.  More details at

Preparing to start the dance

Tilda Swinton dancing in Edinburgh

Tilda's kilt in full swing

Finishing the dance

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