Tilda Swinton has been named a patron of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, joining Sean Connery, the festival has announced in Cannes.

Swinton said: 'It is a sincere thrill for me to accept the honour the great Edinburgh International Film Festival does me by asking me to be a patron. Edinburgh - not only home to the most rocking arts festivals on the planet - is the nearest thing I have to a home town.'

Swinton has a long history with the festival. This year's fest runs Aug 15-26.