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Kathleen Jeannette Halton Tynan (January 25, 1937 - January 10, 1995) was a Canadian-British journalist, author and screenwriter. The daughter of Canadian war correspondent Matthew Halton and the sister of television journalist David Halton, she gave up her journalism career in 1967 to marry theatre critic Kenneth Tynan. She had previously been married to Oliver Gates, a marriage that ended in divorce. Kenneth Tynan was also married when the couple's courtship began.Buck, Joan Juliet. "Obituary: Kathleen Tynan", The Independent, January 11, 1995.
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She published a novel, The Summer Aeroplane, in 1975. The novel was later adapted into the film Agatha, starring Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave; Tynan collaborated with Arthur Hopcraft on the screenplay. She later also wrote a screenplay based on Louise Brooks' novel Lulu in Hollywood, although that film was never produced.
Following Kenneth Tynan's death in 1980, Kathleen published her best-known book, the biography The Life of Kenneth Tynan, in 1987. She subsequently edited and published an anthology of Kenneth's writing, Profiles, in 1990; an anthology of her second husband's letters in 1994 and published some of her own theatre and literary criticism as well before her death in 1995. She also had a subsequent relationship with Franco-Swiss director Barbet Schroeder.
She was portrayed by Catherine McCormack in the 2005 television film In Praise of Hardcore.
Kathleen Tynan was also mentioned in Helen Fielding's 1995 novel Bridget Jones's Diary ("I read in an article that Kathleen Tynan, late wife of the late Kenneth, had inner poise and, when writing, was to be found immaculately dressed, sitting at a small table in the center of the room sipping at a glass of chilled white wine")