Narnia Star Tilda, Her Stay-at-Home Partner ... and Her Intriguing Other Life with a 'Delightful Painter'; DOUBLE LIFE: Tilda with the Man Thought to Be Her Mystery Painter on the Set of a Movie in New York in October. Inset: John Byrne CHARMED: Tilda Swinton, Who Played the White Witch in the Chronicles of Narnia, Says She's Still 'Best Pals' with the Father of Her Twins

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Narnia Star Tilda, Her Stay-at-Home Partner ... and Her Intriguing Other Life with a 'Delightful Painter'; DOUBLE LIFE: Tilda with the Man Thought to Be Her Mystery Painter on the Set of a Movie in New York in October. Inset: John Byrne CHARMED: Tilda Swinton, Who Played the White Witch in the Chronicles of Narnia, Says She's Still 'Best Pals' with the Father of Her Twins


Byline: Toby McDonald

IN HER highly successful acting career, Tilda Swinton has forged aformidable reputation for tackling unconventional roles.

But now she has confessed that her private life is just as extraordinary: sheis enjoying a relationship with a 'delightful painter' while still living withher long-term partner and their two children.

The 47-year-old Chronicles Of Narnia star has admitted to the unusual doublelife following a spate of internet rumours.

Swinton lives with John Byrne, a painter, director and writer, and theirten-year-old twins in the Scottish Highlands, an hour north of Inverness, yetspends much of her time away from home with a mystery partner, identified onlyas another painter.

Despite her new relationship she insists that she and Byrne, who is 20 yearsher senior, remain 'the best of pals'.

Meanwhile, Byrne has told The Mail on Sunday the 'extraordinary' arrangementhas his full blessing.

Cambridge-educated Swinton, who is descended from an aristocratic family, toldthe Los Angeles Times: 'We are the best of pals and adore being parents and aredevoted to that project. We ostensibly live in the same house but I travel theworld with another delightful painter. The arrangement is just so sane.' Shehas been photographed several times in recent months hand-in-hand with amystery man, thought to be the unnamed painter.

Byrne, who began his relationship with Swinton in 1990, last night confirmed:'We're amicably living together in the same house, under the same roof. It'sextraordinary.

We love each other too, in an extraordinary way.

'We have always been the best of chums and will remain the best of chums forthe rest of our lives. We love our children and our children love us. …

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