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Hammer & Tongs is the pseudonym of 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.

The phrase "hammer and tongs" means "with great energy and force", often phrased "to go at it with hammer and tongs". The origins of this phrase is from blacksmithing, where tongs are used during forging to hold the hot iron as it is hammered into shape.

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Hammer & Tongs is the pseudonym of 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.

The phrase "hammer and tongs" means "with great energy and force", often phrased "to go at it with hammer and tongs". The origins of this phrase is from blacksmithing, where tongs are used during forging to hold the hot iron as it is hammered into shape.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Hammer & Tongs, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 11

Birthday -

Place of Birth Epping, Essex, England, UK

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Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2016 SingDirector
2007 Son of RambowDirector
2007 Scotch Mist: A Film with Radiohead in ItDirector
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyDirector
2003 R.E.M.: In View 1988-2003 (The Best of R.E.M.)Director

Acting

2017 Love at First Sight as Miss Crawly (voice)
2016 Come Together as Fritz
2016 Sing as Miss Crawly / Additional Voices (voice)
2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox as Bean's Son (voice)
2007 Hot Fuzz as Crack Addict (uncredited)

Writing

2020 Sing 2Characters
2017 Larry King Now(1 episode)Writer
2016 SingWriter
2007 Son of RambowScreenplay

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