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An identity crisis for US heartthrob star Jon Hamm

By Eleanor Bley Giffiths

Mad Men star Jon Hamm has revealed he was asked to audition for BBC period drama The Tudors - after being mistaken for Scottish actor John Hannah.

The US heartthrob, soon to star in Channel 4's Black Mirror Christmas special, said he was asked along to try out after being confused with his near namesake - known for roles in Rebus and Four Weddings And A Funeral.

Hamm (43) said it was a "100% true story" and explained: "I went to an audition for the Tudors and they thought I was John Hannah. I'm not Scottish, I'm not 50, I'm also not eligible to work in the UK. But I did practise the accent."

However, he decided not to go forward after it became clear it was a case of mistaken identity.

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