Garth Jennings

Garth Jennings

Highest Rated: 93% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Birthday: Mar 4, 1972

Birthplace: Epping, Essex, England, UK

A British director and screenwriter, Garth Jennings, along with producing partner Nick Goldsmith, was one half of the production team Hammer & Tongs. He and Goldsmith spent a decade producing award-winning music videos like "Right Here, Right Now" for Fat Boy Slim, "Coffee & TV" for Blur and "Imitation of Life" for R.E.M., as well as making a number of television commercials. Jennings eventually segued into films as a director, and with Goldsmith's producing help, helmed the long-awaited adaptation of Douglas Adams' classic sci-fi comedy "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (2005), which was finally made four years after the author's death. From there, he directed the coming-of-age comedy, "Son of Rambow" (2009), and provided the voice for Bean's Son in Wes Anderson's animated "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009). Though Hammer & Tongs ended their 17-year collaboration in 2012, Jennings remained a viable director of film, commercials and music videos.




71% 98% Sing 2 Miss Crawly (Voice),
$162.7M 2021
71% 72% Sing Miss Crawly (Voice),
$270.4M 2016
93% 85% Fantastic Mr. Fox Bean's Son (Voice) $21.0M 2009
73% 79% Son of Rambow Director,
$1.8M 2007
60% 65% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Director $51.0M 2005