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Camilla Long

Camilla Elizabeth Long (born 28 November 1978)[1] is an English newspaper columnist with The Times and The Sunday Times.

Camilla Long
Born Camilla Elizabeth Long
(1978-11-28) 28 November 1978 (age 39)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Columnist
Parent(s) Richard Pelham Long
Roslyn Vera Britton

Descended from the Pelham-Clinton family (Henry Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle (1785–1851) is an ancestor through her paternal grandmother),[2] she was educated at Oxford High School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford.[3] In 2010 she was the 2009 British Press Awards "Interviewer of the Year (broadsheet)".[4]

In January 2012, Long interviewed the German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender. Her opening question apparently referred to the large size of the actor's penis ("That’s kind of you to say", he is quoted as saying). A section of Long's article was read to Fassbender in a subsequent interview for GQ magazine, including Long's statement that she was "quite certain that [Fassbender] would willingly show me his penis, given slightly different circumstances and a bucket of champagne," causing Fassbender to respond that "I don’t think I would touch her with a barge pole."[5][6]

In 2013 she won the Hatchet Job of the Year award for a piece on Rachel Cusk's divorce memoir Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation published in March 2012.[7][8] Long had been nominated the previous year.

In July 2013 Long succeeded Cosmo Landesman as film critic of The Sunday Times.[9]

In March 2015 Long drew local criticism for referring to Thanet as "a small nodule of erupted spleen at the eastern edge of England".[10]

In April 2015 Long appeared in an episode of BBC's Have I Got News for You in which she made comments about UKIP Leader Nigel Farage. Long was defending her article about South Thanet, the constituency for which Farage was a candidate. UKIP went on to complain to Kent police regarding the comments. However, no action was taken.[11]


  1. ^ Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  2. ^ "Person Page – 35938". Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Oxford University Gazette, 28 May 1998: Colleges". Retrieved 2013-04-29.
  4. ^ Stephen Brook (24 March 2010). "Daily Telegraph dominates British Press Awards with expenses exposé". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  5. ^ Camilla Long (22 January 2012). "Dirty pretty thing". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 2 July 2015. (subscription required)
  6. ^ Heath, Chris. "Fast Bender". Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Long wins Hatchet Job award for scathing Cusk review". BBC News. 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2013-04-29.
  8. ^ Long, Camilla (4 March 2012). "Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation by Rachel Cusk". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 22 November 2015. (subscription required)
  9. ^ "Camilla Long to be new Sunday Times film critic", News UK, 1 July 2013
  10. ^ "Sunday Times article brands Thanet as 'English Defence League on Sea'". Thanet Gazette.
  11. ^ "Ukip asks police to investigate the BBC over Have I Got News for You". ITV News. 29 April 2015.

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