Garrick Hagon

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Garrick Hagon
Garrick Hagon at Noris Force Con.jpg
Hagon at Noris Force Con, 2011
Born (1939-09-27) 27 September 1939 (age 76)[1]
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1953 - present
Spouse(s) Liza Ross
Website http://www.garrickhagon.com/

Garrick Hagon (born 27 September 1939) is a film, stage, television and radio actor best known for his role as Biggs Darklighter in Star Wars: A New Hope. His many films include Batman, Spy Game, Me and Orson Welles and The Message. He was the rebel leader Ky in Doctor Who: The Mutants and played Simon Gerrard, Debbie Aldridge's husband in BBC’s The Archers.

Life and career[edit]

Hagon was born in London, England, and brought up in Toronto, Canada, where he attended UTS and Trinity College, U of T (Hon. English, 1963). He acted with Alec Guinness in Richard III at the Stratford Festival of Canada where he played for 7 seasons and won the Tyrone Guthrie Award in 1963. He guest starred (as Johnnie Nipick) in the episode The River in the CBC television series The Forest Rangers in 1964. After studying for a spell with the Royal Court Theatre Studio, London, Hagon then acted with Prospect Productions, in many repertory theatres, on the West End in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (as Chris Kellar) and at the Royal National Theatre in After the Fall.

As a voice actor he has been heard in many films and TV series including the UK dub of Star Fleet/X-Bomber (as Capt. Carter), the Manga titles, The Secret of Mamo and Goodbye Lady Liberty and Akira Kurosawa’s Ran. His voice is featured in the video game, Divinity II: Ego Draconis and he has recorded over 150 audiobooks for major UK publishers. Garrick has also directed over 100 audiobook recordings including Michelle Paver’s Wolf Brother read by Ian McKellen and the Audie Award-winning, full cast, unabridged His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.

In the original version of Star Wars: A New Hope, Hagon’s role as Biggs Darklighter, Red 3, came to an early but heroic end in the attack on the Death Star in the Battle of Yavin. In the 2011 Blu-ray release of the Star Wars films, Biggs’s establishing scene at Anchorhead on Tatooine can be seen in full along with the characters of Fixer and Camie played by Anthony Forrest and Koo Stark. Because of Biggs, Garrick has enjoyed being invited to sci-fi conventions and inducted into Rebel Legions and 501st Garrisons around the world.

Hagon’s many films include: Dad in Tim Burton’s Batman, the role of Ammar in Mustapha Akkad's The Message, CIA Director Wilson in Tony Scott's Spy Game, Dr. Mewling in Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles, Fr. Loughton in Xie Jin's The Opium War, James Halgate III in Philip Stolzl's The Expatriate, Lt. Rafferty in Richard Attenborough's A Bridge Too Far, the British General in Paul Verhoeven's Black Book, Eros in Charlton Heston’s Antony and Cleopatra, Jack Ives in Some Kind of Hero, and the American doctor in Olivier Dahan's La Vie en rose. In 2006, he appeared in an episode of The Line of Beauty.

In 2012, Hagon had a role in Doctor Who series 7 episode 3, "A Town Called Mercy". Filming took place in Almeria, Spain, March 2012.[2] He also appeared in the video game Batman: Arkham Knight as Henry Adams.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Hagon’s wife, actress Liza Ross, has appeared alongside him in several productions playing Mom in Batman and Lamia in Star Fleet. Liza and Garrick live in London and are co-directors of their audiobook production company, The Story Circle. They have two children and one grandson.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1972 Antony and Cleopatra Eros
1976 The Message Ammar
1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming Driver Alfie
1977 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Biggs Darklighter (Red Three)
1977 A Bridge Too Far Lieutenant Rafferty
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me USS Wayne Crewman
1979 Winterspelt Lieutenant Evans
1987 Tomorrow's a Killer Chambers
1987 Nowhere to Hide William Devlin
1987 Rolling Vengeance Vic's Lawyer
1987 Cry Freedom McElrea
1989 Batman Tourist Dad
1996 Mission Impossible CNN Reporter
1997 The Opium War Missionary
2004 In My Country Pilot
2005 The Jacket Defense Lawyer
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Denver Reporter

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1972 Doctor Who: The Mutants Ky 6 episodes
1972-73 The Adventurer Gavin Jones 10 episodes
1973 Moonbase 3 Bruno Ponti 3 episodes, TV miniseries
1975-76 Couples Gary 9 episodes
1976 Z Cars Clown 1 episode
1985 Stookie Keelan 6 episodes, TV mini-series
1990-91 Moomin Hermulen 77 episodes
2006 The Line of Beauty Morden Lipscome 1 episode. TV mini-series
2006 The Eagle Canino 2 episodes
2012 Doctor Who Abraham 1 episode, A Town Called Mercy

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