It’s a match made in heaven… or hell! The big names keep on coming as Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton join the cast of BBC’s Good Omens, based on the best-selling book by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
Gatiss and Pemberton, both of The League of Gentlemen fame, will play “mysterious book-buyers” Harmony and Glozier as filming continues in Cape Town. Mark Gatiss is of course well known to Doctor Who fans for his acting and writing in the modern era. He not only penned nine episodes of the show, but also An Adventure in Space and Time for the 50th anniversary. Most recently he was seen playing The Captain in Peter Capaldi’s swansong, Twice Upon a Time. Meanwhile, viewers will recognise Steve Pemberton from Steven Moffat’s Series 4 two-parter, Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead.
On joining the cast Mark Gatiss says: “I’m delighted to be working with David and Michael again and of course with Steve – bringing a little film noir menace to such an exciting project. Being bad never felt so good!”
Steve Pemberton says: “To be asked to fly to Cape Town with Mark and meet up with old friends David and Michael working on a script from the genius mind of Neil Gaiman…? Well, you had me at Cape Town. Glozier and Harmony are a small piece of the jigsaw but hopefully one which will fit nicely into place”
These two actors are just the latest in a long list of famous names to be involved in the exciting Good Omens production. Not only do Gatiss and Pemberton join their League co-star Reece Shearsmith (as William Shakespeare), but also Tenth Doctor David Tennant and Michael Sheen (‘House’ from The Doctor’s Wife) in the two lead roles. The six-part series is being overseen and adapted by Neil Gaiman, who himself has written for Doctor Who in Series 6 and 7 (The Doctor’s Wife, Nightmare in Silver).
Commenting on the casting, Gaiman says: “Part of the joy of Good Omens is getting to see what our angel and demon have been doing during human history. And part of the joy as a writer is writing parts with specific actors in mind. Steve Pemberton was my only choice for Glozier and Harmony has to be Mark Gatiss, in a film noir interlude set in 1941…”
Filming for Good Omens concludes in March this year. Stay tuned to Blogtor Who for more details as they are released!