“Blossom Jackson” Mona Hammond the matriarch to the Jackson clan died aged 91.
Chinese Descent, Hammond was given the title of “pioneer” and “trailblazer”. She had a strong stage presence. she performed on radio, and TV . she was known for her support for black British actors.
Marcus Ryder, chair of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada) “It is with sadness that I wake up to the news Mona Hammond has died.” tweeted.
Loose Women presenter Charlene White “Mona Hammond, a trailblazer in every way. Thank you.” tweeted.
“RIP Mona Hammond. An extremely talented Jamaican actress who did theatre and TV but will always be Auntie SuSu from Desmond’s to many of us.
“She will be sorely missed. May she sleep peacefully.”
The radio presenter and journalist Lorraine King made a statement about her.
In 2018, the women of the world lifetime achievement award was given to her for supporting Black British actors.
Her company created many African classics for Oscar Wilde.
Mona Hammond was born in Jamaica:
She was born and raised in Jamaica and later she moved to the UK.
One of the UK’s biggest and most significant theatre groups Talawa theater company also awarded her.
Her actual name was Mavis’s chin. she later opted for the stage name of Mona.
In 1964 she completed her graduation and then she worked for her passion in TV and acting.
Mona Hammond dies filmography:
Coriolanus, 10,000 BC, Kinky Boots, Manderlay, and The Life and Death of Peter Sellers was some of the movies she worked in.
Hammond also took part in the radio show archers where she took the role of Mable Thompson.
She worked from 1990 to 1997 in two famous shows Dasmond and Eastenders.
Two characters aunt susu on channel 4 and Blossom Jackson made her extremely famous and these are the roles she will be remembered for.
— Nadine White (@Nadine_Writes) July 5, 2022