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Jon Hamm was a longtime fan of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s novel “ Good Omens ” before Amazon and the BBC developed it into a series, and said he signed on for the show without even reading Gaiman’s scripts. Hamm stars as a nattily dressed Archangel Gabriel in the series, which he describes as part buddy-comedy and part thriller, with some horror thrown in. Hamm talked to Variety about playing God’s messenger – and how he originally had the celestial character pegged as a posh Brit. You’ve spoken about your admiration for the book. Can that add pressure – to live up to what is on the page? I suppose it can; it didn’t necessarily for me. I was just pleased to be asked to be part of... Full story

19 June