Garth Jennings

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Garth Jennings
Jennings in 2008
Born (1972-03-04) March 4, 1972 (age 45)
Epping, Essex
Nationality British
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor

Garth Jennings (born 1972) is a British film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He is best known for directing and writing the 2016 film Sing. Jennings co-founded the production company Hammer & Tongs.


Hammer & Tongs[edit]

In 1993, Jennings co-founded the production company Hammer & Tongs alongside Dominic Leung and Nick Goldsmith. The production company was primarily responsible for directing and writing music videos.[1][2][3] Their music video for Radiohead's song "Lotus Flower" earned Jennings a nomination at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

As a member of Hammer & Tongs, Jenning directed a number films including the 2005 science fiction film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.[2]


In January 2014, it was announced that Jennings would write and direct an animated comedy film for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.[4]

Sing was released in late 2016.[5] Jennings also voiced the character for Miss Crawly, an elderly iguana employed as an administrative assistant.[6]



Year Title Director Writer Actor Role Notes
2004 Shaun of the Dead Yes "Fun-Dead" Zombie Uncredited
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Yes Yes Frankie Mouse (voice)
2007 Son of Rambow Yes Yes
Hot Fuzz Yes Crack Addict Uncredited
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox Yes Bean's Son (voice)
2013 The World's End Yes Man in Pub #5 Uncredited
2016 Sing[7] Yes Yes Yes Miss Crawly
Additional Voices
Come Together Yes Fritz Short film


  1. ^ Jennings, Garth (13 December 2010). "Garth Jennings: Kanye killed my video". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Hubert, Andrea (29 March 2008). "Boys in the mud". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Dee, Johnny (12 March 2011). "Internet picks of the week". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "'Despicable Me 3' Set For June 2017 Release; 'Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas' Arrives Five Months Later". Deadline. January 15, 2014. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ Idelson, Karen (20 December 2016). "Director Garth Jennings Switches to a New Beat With 'Sing'". Variety. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Sarah (9 December 2016). "Sing writer-director Garth Jennings on the feel-good magic of animals making music". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Borys Kit (January 15, 2015). "Matthew McConaughey to Star in Illimination Animated Film (EXCLUSIVE)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 

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