Hammer & Tongs

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This article is about director and producer duo. For the Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie album, see Hammer and Tongs.
Nick Goldsmith
Garth Jennings
Hammer & Tongs are Nick Goldsmith (left) and Garth Jennings (right)

Hammer & Tongs is the pseudonym of British director and producer duo, promo and film director Garth Jennings and producer Nick Goldsmith, as well as the name of their production company. Best known for their work on music videos for Blur ("Coffee & TV") and Supergrass ("Pumping on Your Stereo"), Hammer & Tongs have moved on to directing movies, their debut being the 2005 film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Due to the success of his debut feature Jennings raised £3.5 million to produce Son of Rambow.[1]

After making two feature films and a large number of music videos and adverts, the duo announced in July 2012 that they would be taking an extended break from working together in order to pursue different ventures on their own.[2] In 2016, Jennings wrote and directed the computer-animated musical comedy film Sing.


As Garth Jennings


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
2007 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[3] Yes Yes Yes Miss Crawly / Additional characters (voice)
2016 Come Together Yes Fritz Short film



  1. ^ "Sly's seen it … lovely to get his blessing!". FutureMovies. Retrieved 4 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "HAMMER & TONGS". Tongsville. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  3. ^ 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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