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Jon Hamm to star in TV's Black Mirror

Million Dollar Arm

Story by Jack Foley

MAD Men luminary Jon Hamm is to star in the Christmas special of Charlie Brooker’s dark comedy Black Mirror.

He will be joined by Rafe Spall and Oona Chaplin.

Hamm commented: “I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Black Mirror Christmas Special. I have been a massive fan of the show since its inception.

“[It’s] dark humour and intelligent observation of our society and values hooked me deeply as a viewer and I’m honoured that Charlie and the rest of the creative team have asked me to participate in wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.”

Black Mirror, which won a Golden Rose for best comedy at the Rose d’Or Television Festival in 2011, takes a bleak look at modern society, and focuses on how technology affects our lives.

Journalist and broadcaster Brooker is thrilled to have landed such a high profile cast for his Christmas special, saying: “I’m revoltingly happy that Jon, Rafe and Oona are participating in the horrible pageant that is Black Mirror. As far as I’m concerned, their presence is a huge Christmas present that’s arrived early.”

In addition to Mad Men, Hamm was recently seen on the big screen in Disney movie Million Dollar Arm.

Spall’s body of work includes the films Prometheus, Life of Pi and I Give It A Year.

Chaplin, meanwhile, has starred in TV series including BBC One war drama The Crimson Field, HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones and BBC Two political thriller The Hour.

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