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Mona Hammond OBE

1 January 1931 to 4 July 2022

A Jamaican actress and trailblazer for Black actors in the UK, who found national fame late in life after landing a recurring role in EastEnders, appearing in 168 episodes between 1986 and 2010. Other notable roles included such series as Wolcott (1981), Black Silk (1985), Desmond’s (1989-1994), Us Girls (1992-1993), the BAFTA-winning Pig Heart Boy (1999) and The Crouches (2003-2005), although she made her British television debut in the 1960s. She also enjoyed success on the stage, co-founding her own Black British theatre group, Talawa, in 1986. She was appointed OBE in 2005.

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