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Charlotte Long
Born 9 October 1965
Died 6 October 1984
Occupation Actress
Nationality British
Played Eloise de Ricordeau

Charlotte Helen Long was a young British actress and the youngest daughter of the 4th Viscount Long. Born in Devizes, Wiltshire, she attended the Fitzmaurice Grammar School until its closure in 1980 and then St Laurence Comprehensive School, both in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire.

Long played Alison in the television adaptations of Peter Glidewell's Schoolgirl Chums and St. Ursula's in Danger in 1982 and '83 respectively. She then went on to play Rosemary in the 1984 film, The Chain.

She played Eloise de Ricordeau in Series One of the BBC TV adaptation of The Tripods but was killed before filming the second series. She died three days after sustaining injuries in an accident on the M4 motorway, when a lorry crashed into her parked car after it had broken down. Her passenger survived with only minor injuries. The resulting inquest heard that the lorry driver had sneezed, causing his vehicle to crash into her car while it was parked on the hard shoulder.

Long was replaced by Cindy Shelley for Series Two of The Tripods.

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