Garth Jennings

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Garth Jennings
Jennings on 19 March 2008
Born (1972-03-04) March 4, 1972 (age 46)
Epping, Essex, England, U.K.
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, film producer, actor

Garth Jennings (born March 4, 1972) is a British film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He is best known for directing the films The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Son of Rambow and 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, Jennings directed a number films including the 2005 science fiction comedy 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; uncredited)
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
2019 The Secret Life of Pets 2 Yes


  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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