TILDA Swinton’s former partner has revealed that he is the child of an incestuous relationship – and described the union as ‘traditional’. Scottish artist John Byrne, 77, fo… Joe's daily routine lacks stimulation, so he finds it in a diversion with Ella (Tilda Swinton), the wife of his employer. Swinton is cast in the unglamorous role of a middle aged woman with thick ankles and it is a meaty role (sorry for the pun) which many Hollywood actresses yearn to play but haven't the chops.