The world of art is full of possibilities and Tilda Swinton has found her place thereof. So far, the English woman has carved a niche for herself as an actress, a model, and an artist, with little regard for her University of Cambridge’s Social and Political Sciences degree. Is Tilda Swinton married? That’s one question that many people ask about the actress. More than getting the answer to that question, the subsequent passages would offer details about Tilda’s early life, career, and what have you.
Early Life and Background Details
Tilda Swinton is a London-born English actress whose father was Sir John Swinton and mother, Judith Balfour. She was born on November 5, 1960. Tilda comes from a long line of Anglo-Scottish ancestors with a direct maternal link to 19th century Scottish Botany professor, John Hutton Balfour and a paternal link to Captain George Swinton, a 19th-century politician, and officer of arms.
She attended Queen’s Gate School, West Heath Girls’ School, and Fettes College before she proceeded to the University of Cambridge where she graduated with a degree in Social and Political Sciences in 1983.
Although Swinton performed on stage sometimes while in college, her acting career began in 1984 when she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since then, she has appeared in numerous films and television series. Some of her most notable films include The Deep End (2001), Michael Clayton (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Snowpiercer (2013), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Doctor Strange (2016), and Suspiria (2018).
So far, Swinton has been nominated for 153 awards, 68 of which she has won including an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role; this was for her role in the 2007 legal thriller film, Michael Clayton.
As a model, Tilda Swinton has done pictorials and graced the cover of a good number of magazines, including Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Style Magazine, and Vogue. As an artist, her best-known work is a live art installation piece she titled ‘The Maybe’, wherein she displayed herself sleeping in a glass case at the Serpentine Gallery, London.
Is Tilda Swinton Married, Who Is The Husband?
So, is Tilda Swinton married? No, she isn’t. The actress has never been married. Tilda does not seem to believe in marriage but she believes in love and cohabitation. She was in a long term relationship with her ex-boyfriend – the Scottish artist and playwright John Patrick Byrne. They parted ways in 2003, ending a 14-year-long relationship that started in 1989.
In 2004, Swinton who seems to have a soft spot for artists began a relationship with a younger man, German Artist Sandro Kopp, who is 18 years younger than she is. Tilda met her dark-haired German lover on the set of The Chronicles of Narnia and the two have been seen on several occasions traveling together looking like two giant pieces of very edible cake. The beautiful androgynous woman has also been the subject of some of the artist’s paintings.
Contrary to the rumor that made the rounds in 2008, Swinton was never romantically involved with the two men simultaneously.
Does She Have Children?
The actress has two children, Honor Swinton Byrne, and her Twin Xavier Swinton Byrne, both of whom were fathered by her ex-boyfriend, John Patrick Byrne. The twins were born on October 6, 1997, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. They were raised in the Scottish Highlands, specifically Nairn, by both their parents until the couple’s relationship packed up.
However, Byrne and Tilda remain friends and together they raise their children even though he has also moved on and now lives with his partner Jeanine in Edinburgh. Swinton however, shares a home with her young lover in Nairn, where they live with her children.
Other Facts About Tilda Swinton
1. Tilda’s family, Swinton, along with two other families, the Ardens and the Berkeleys, are the only British families that can still trace their lineage back to before the 11th century.
2. Swinton’s family never expected her to go into acting. If anything, she was expected to marry a duke.
3. Lady Diana Spencer of Wales and Tilda Swinton were classmates in West Heath Girls’ School, Kent; the two were even friends.
4. Swinton learned to speak Russian and Italian for her role in the 2009 romantic movie I Am Love.