Garth Jennings

Garth Jennings

Born: March 4, 1972
Age: 47
Birthplace: Epping, Essex, England, U.K.
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Biography

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.

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]

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Sing

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]

Filmography

Film

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

[ Source: Wikipedia ]