Romany Bain

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Romany Bain (22 March 1924 – 29 March 2015) was a British journalist and showbusiness interviewer.[1] In the 1960s and 1970s, she worked as a feature writer for She magazine, and the Daily Mail.[1]

She was born in Carlisle, England, to Eunice and George Bramwell Evens, a Methodist minister who, under his pseudonym Romany, later worked for the BBC as one of the first wildlife programme presenters, with Eunice as his assistant and script editor.[1]

From 1948 to 1962, she was married to the theatre critic and biographer Kenneth Bruce Findlater Bain, who used the pen-name Richard Findlater. They had four children. One of their sons became an Anglican priest-clown known as Roly Bain or "Holy Roly".[2] She subsequently married the jazz bandleader Tommy Watt, with whom she had a son, the musician Ben Watt.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Watt, Ben. "Romany Bain obituary". the Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ "The Reverend Roly Bain, priest and clown – obituary". The Telegraph. 22 August 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Romany Bain: Show-business interviewer who charmed Richard Burton and later worked for Larry Lamb at 'The Sun'". The Independent. Retrieved 13 April 2015.