Biography

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

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 14

Birthday 1972-03-04

Place of Birth Epping, Essex, England, UK

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Hammer & Tongs

Directing TV ShowsMovies

The Pool Cleaner Director
2021 Sing 2 Director
2016 Sing Director
2007 Son of Rambow Director
2007 Scotch Mist: A Film with Radiohead in It Director
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Director
2003 R.E.M.: In View 1988-2003 (The Best of R.E.M.) Director

Acting

The Pool Cleaner as The Pool Cleaner
2021 Sing 2 as Karen Crawly
2019 The Secret Life of Pets 2 as Additional voices
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)
2005 Inside 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' as Himself
2004 Shaun of the Dead as Fun Dead Zombie (uncredited)

Writing

2021 Sing 2 Characters
2016 Sing Writer
2007 Son of Rambow Screenplay

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