Tilda Swinton joined by writer and film maker Mark Cousins with a Flashmob dance in festival square EdinburghLooked like another fine mess at the end of the Edinburgh Film Festival yesterday as Oscar-winning actress, Tilda Swinton, organised and led a hundred-strong Laurel & Hardy flashmob.

To coincide with the launch of her new charity, the 8 1/2 Foundation, the Scottish actress gathered together several hundred people under the shadow of Edinburgh Castle before leading them into a soft-shoe shuffle known as 'At The Ball', originally performed by Laurel and Hardy in their film Way Out West.

Watch Tilda's flash mob in action after the jump... img hspace="4" border="1" align="right" vspace="4" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/blog.moviefone.com/media/2010/06/tillda-swinton200x275.jpg" id="vimage_3124473" alt="Tilda Swinton joined by writer and film maker Mark Cousins with a Flashmob dance in festival square Edinburgh" />Looked like another fine mess at the end of the Edinburgh Film Festival yesterday as Oscar-winning actress, Tilda Swinton, organised and led a hundred-strong Laurel & Hardy flashmob.

To coincide with the launch of her new charity, the 8 1/2 Foundation, the Scottish actress gathered together several hundred people under the shadow of Edinburgh Castle before leading them into a soft-shoe shuffle known as 'At The Ball', originally performed by Laurel and Hardy in their film Way Out West.

The instructions for all participants - which were released online - were simple: watch the Laurel and Hardy clip, turn up at 11am and start dancing. And the reason for doing it?

"It was just a pure unabashed celebration of doing something as a group and looking like dafties," said Swinton.

Watch Tilda and the Laurel and Hardy flash mob in action below...




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