Clancy Chassay is an English journalist, screenwriter and filmmaker, who writes for various British newspapers, including the British news magazine The Economist and the newspapers The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian. In his childhood Chassay was briefly a child actor, appearing in two Derek Jarman films, as the young Ludwig Wittgenstein in Jarman's 1993 film Wittgenstein and the young Wilfred Owen, alongside Laurence Olivier, in Jarman's 1988 film War Requiem. He later went on to study Philosophy and International Relations at the University of Sussex in Brighton.
He became a Beirut-based correspondent following the outbreak of the Lebanon war in July 2006. He has produced documentaries in Afghanistan, Myanmar, the Palestinian Territories and Chechnya.
In 2007 Chassay was nominated for the Rory Peck Award for Freelance Reporting and in 2008 was nominated for Best Multimedia Journalist at the British Press Awards.
Chassay is the son of Jewish architect Tchaik Chassay and designer Melissa North. He is descended from British Prime Minister Lord North and abolitionist Senator Hannibal Hamlin, who served as vice president to Abraham Lincoln.