Jared Harris is returning to Mad Men as a director.

The actor previously starred on the show as Lane Pryce, a junior partner at the advertising firm, who met a tragic end when it was discovered that he was embezzling.

TV Line reports that Harris will direct the 11th episode of Mad Men's seventh, and final, season.

The second instalment of Mad Men's last season is slated to air in spring 2015.

Harris opened up about his love of the series following his departure in season five.

He said at the time: "I've grown very fond of Lane, and I love working there. It's the best show on television, and my ride was over. I shed a little tear in the car on the way home."