Garrick Hagon news...

Prof. Henry Adams in
Batman: Arkham Knight
Henry / Joker
As Abraham in Dr. Who:
A Town Called Mercy
Portrait by Connor
On Wallander, December 2014
Garrick as Abraham the undertaker
in Dr. Who: A Town Called Mercy
Matt Smith with Garrick as Abraham
Brian Blessed and Hildegard Neil
Dr. Mewling Garrick in Ninja
Garrick Hagon Interview

for the Sony-award-winning
Insight Radio
Judge Bristol
Agent Waters in Shadow Man

Arturo Canino Garrick with Laurent Almedo
as Jacques Pils

Cy Wilson, Director of CIA, with Larry Bryggman
in "Spy Game" with Robert Redford and Brad Pitt.

Julie Walters

Leslie Phillips reads 'Hello'

Latest News

Kevin Toolis
With director Liza Ross and sound designer John Wakefield, Garrick has just produced 'The Man on the Mountaintop' adapted from Susan Trott's 'Holy Man' trilogy by Libby Spurrier for Audible UK starring Stanley Tucci and Toby Jones and a cast of 24 actors. He is now directing Miriam Margolyes in her reading of 'Bleak House' for Audible and co-directing an unabridged recording of Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa' for Naxos Audiobooks starring Lucy Scott as Clarissa, Sam West as Narrator and Roger May as Lovelace.

Garrick has also been working with Brian Blessed on the riotous and heart-warming history of his and his wife, Hildegard's, long and loving relationship with animals of all shapes and sizes and degrees of danger! It's called 'The Panther in my Kitchen', soon to be released as another popular Pan/Macmillan audiobook.

Kevin Toolis, journalist and filmmaker, narrated his inspirational account of his family in ‘My Father’s Wake’ directed by Garrick at Strathmore’s Sans Walk Studios, a moving and beautifully written meditation on bereavement, life and love.

Great to see that two programs which Garrick directed are nominated for AUDIE AWARDS: 'The Oedipus Plays' in the Best Production category and 'Glitterland' read by Nick Boulton in the Romance category.

Garrick has just finished playing the Attorney General in 'The Current War' directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon.

On the audio front, he has directed Daniel Weyman reading John Fairfax's novel 'Summary Justice' and Mark Billingham reading his 'Bloodline' and 'From the Dead'.

Garrick had a great time directing Ken Clarke, one of our most versatile, long-serving and affable M.P.s, recording his entertaining autobiography, Kind of Blue, at The Soundhouse, London.

Garrick has just directed Richard Mason reading his latest novel, 'Who Killed Piet Barol'.

In Kenneth Branagh's recent 'Wallander: The Troubled Man', directed by Ben Caron, Garrick played Stephen Wilson. (see Garrick's new demo on the Screen page)

Recent audiobooks directed by Garrick: Simon Callow reading 'Tales of the Peculiar' by Ransom Riggs; Anna Acton and Finlay Robertson reading Kate Eberlen's 'Miss You' and Jenny Agutter and Daniel Weyman reading P.D. James's 'Mistletoe Murders'.

For Nicolas Soames and Audible UK, Garrick has just directed Sophocles’ Theban plays, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone with a cast including Jamie Glover, Hayley Atwell, Julian Glover, Samantha Bond, Michael Maloney, David Horovitch, Lydia Leonard, Nicholas Rowe, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Andrew Branch, Hayward Morse, Jane Whittenshaw, Jonathan Oliver, Nigel Pilkington, Jaime Cameron Stewart and Liza Ross.

Garrick has just played John Foster Dulles in the huge upcoming series ‘The Crown’ starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith directed by Ben Caron for Netflix.

In the new BBC series ‘Undercover’ starring Sophie Okonedo and Dennis Haybert, Garrick plays Supreme Court Judge Scarrow. It is directed by Jim O’Hanlon.

Garrick had a great time directing Brian Blessed reading his hilarious new autobiography ‘Absolute Pandemonium’ with Hildegard Neil reading the voice of Katharine Hepburn at Strathmore Studios for Macmillan Audiobooks.

And he was delighted to produce Robert Glenister reading Robert Galbraith’s (aka J.K. Rowling’s) third Cormoran Strike novel, ‘Career of Evil’ for Hachette Audio.

For Penquin Random House Garrick directed Alan Corduner’s wonderful reading of Gavriel Savit’s brilliant debut novel ‘Anna and the Swallow Man’.

Catch Garrick playing the gradually deranged Professor Henry Adams in BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT opposite Mark Hamill (for the first time since ‘Star Wars’) as the Joker in the great new game from Rocksteady.

Garrick is at TV and Movie Fest at Peterborough on October 24th, 2015. See here for more info.

Garrick is in the opening scene of Stephen Frears’ new film ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. He has recently directed Michael Fenton Stevens in Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s ‘The Long Utopia’ and Harriet Carmichael and Rachel Atkins in Rosamund Lupton’s ‘The Quality of Silence’.

Garrick has just returned from Ystad, Sweden, where he has been filming with Kenneth Branagh on the new series of 'Wallander' playing Wilson in the episode 'The Troubled Man'.

Garrick directed Julie Maisey reading Virginia Howes' 'The Baby's Coming' at Soundtracks and Robert G.Slade reading 'Snowblind' by Christopher Golden at The Soundhouse, both for Headline Audio.

For Jill Waters Productions Garrick has recorded an abridged version of Chris Hadfield's 'An Astronaut's Guide for Life on Earth' for BBC 'Book of the Week' to be broadcast starting October 29th.

He has just directed Mitch Benn reading 'Dangerous Days in the Roman Empire' by Terry Deary for Orion Audiobooks at Sans Walk Studios.

And he is reading James Patterson's latest, 'Alex Cross, Run' for ISIS Publishing.

On location in Rome, Garrick has played Father Albers in Ridley Scott's pilot episode for a series about the Vatican provisionally called 'Portrait'. Bruno Ganz stars as the Pope.

Garrick is playing Assistant Secretary Davis in R.E.D. II currently being shot in Montreal and the UK, directed by Dean Parizot with a cast including Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Antony Hopkins.

In the new Dr Who episode, ‘A Town Called Mercy’, filmed in Almeria, Garrick plays Abraham, the town undertaker. It is his return to the series after playing Ky in ‘The Mutants’ with Jon Pertwee and Katy Manning.

See the trailer for 'The Expatriate', starring Aaron Eckhart and Olga Kurylenko at this link. Garrick plays James Halgate II.

View Garrick's 4-minute demo video on the Screen page.

Garrick played McIlwain in Anthony Jerjen's 'Trained' on location in Geneva.

Garrick was Howard McColm in Rodrigo Cortes’s new film ‘Red Lights’ which which stars Robert de Niro and Sigourney Weaver.

In Richard Linklater's 'Me and Orson Welles',  starring Zac Efron and Clare Danes, Garrick plays Zac’s English professor, Dr. Mewling.

In John Crowley’s ‘Is There Anybody There?’ starring Michael Caine, Leslie Philips, Rosemary Harris and a wonderful cast, Garrick plays Sylvia Sims son-in-law, Douglas.

In Paul Schrader’s ‘The Walker’ starring Woody Harrelson, Lauren Bacall and Lily Tomlin, Garrick plays John Krebs. And in the Emmy-Award winning Danish TV series, The Eagle, filmed in Iceland, Garrick played a Mafia boss, Canino, in the final two episodes.

At Prague Studios, Garrick has played Edith Piaf’s American Doctor in the French film La Vie En Rose, with writer/director Olivier Dahan.

With director Oliver Parker in Belgrade, he was Ambassador Dunn in ‘Fade to Black’, a film about Orson Welles, played by Danny Huston, and in Bucharest he played Agent Waters in ‘Shadows of the Past’ directed by Michael Keusch and starring Steven Seagal. Also on location in Bucharest was the Jean-Claude Van Damme starrer ‘Second-in-Command’ directed by Simon Fellowes in which Garrick played the Secretary of State.

Lately on BBC Radio 4 ...

Garrick read Paul Auster’s  ‘Winter Journal’ as Book of the Week, produced by David Roper.

In Dirk Maggs’ production of ‘Washington 9/11’ he was Donald Rumsfeld.

In 'Moby Dick' directed by Kate McAll, adapted by Steph Pinney, Garrick played Captain Ahab.

In Andrew Walker's 'The Man Who Jumped From Space' he is Colonel John Stapp who was in command of Captain Joe Kittinger's famous 130,000-foot jump from a balloon. Directed by Gary Brown.

In Julian Holloway's 'The Kane Conspiracy' directed by Sara Davies, Garrick plays RKO boss George Schaefer.

Audio News

Garrick read Benjamin in the Tinder production of Sarah Schmidt’s ‘See What I Have Done’, now on Audible.

And his latest voices are in the new VR game ‘Augmented Empire’ (as Hartman), Portal Knights, SS4 Delta and Elex (as Warlord Ragnar).

For Orion and Strathmore Publishing, Garrick has directed Jilly Bond in her excellent reading of The List of My Desires by Gregoire Delacourt. And for Rushforth, Garrick has read Descendant by Graham Masterton.

Garrick has been directing Robert Galbraith's 'The Cuckoo's Calling' with Robert Glenister, 'The Hive', Gill Hornby's funny saga of London mothers, read by Karen Cass and Laura Kinsale's exciting and exotic historical novels, 'Flowers from the Storm', 'The Shadow and the Star' and 'The Prince of Midnight', read by Nicholas Boulton.

Audiobooks directed by Garrick recently include: Toby Stephens reading Michelle Paver’s ‘Gods and Warriors’ for Penquin Audiobooks, Sophie Aldred re-creating the characters of Tree Fu Tom for Random House Children’s Books and Martyn Waites performing 3 books in the Tania Carver series for Hachette Digital.  Claire Bloom read Diana Athill’s ‘Somewhere Toward the End’ and Diana herself read her own short stories, ‘Midsummer Night in the Workhouse’ for Persephone Books. Ian McKellen read Michelle Paver’s six-part series of ‘Wolf Brother’,  Michael Maloney read Val McDermid’s ‘Fever of the Bone’ and Finty Williams read Rosamund Lupton’s ‘Afterwards’.

Garrick has just read James Patterson’s ‘Kill Alex Cross’ for ISIS Audiobooks.

Julie Walters has recorded her warm and funny autobiography, ‘That's Another Story’, and her own novel, ‘Maggie’s Tree’, for Orion Audiobooks with Garrick directing at Sans Walk Spoken Word.

Ian McKellen has recorded the fourth part of Michelle Paver’s ‘Chronicles of Ancient Darkness’ titled ‘Outcast’ with Garrick directing at Sans Walk Spoken Word.

In the David Attenborough program ‘Lobo’ for BBC, Garrick played the voice of the trapper-turned-ecologist, Ernest Thompson Seton.

In New York at CDM Studios, Garrick has directed Frances McDormand in an exciting and very lively reading of the 1930’s book by Winifred Watson ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day’, now a film starring Frances and Amy Adams which has its US premiere on March 2nd.

Garrick directed Philip Pullman who narrated his own story, ‘Once Upon a Time in the North’ with a cast of Story Circle actors. David Rintoul read Alexander McCall Smith’s latest book, ‘The World According to Bertie’ and Samantha Bond has read ‘Priestess of the White’ the first book in the new Trudi Canavan trilogy. Garrick also directed Rupert Degas and Mark Bonnar reading the abridged ‘Long Way Down’, the exciting diary of Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman as they rode their bikes from John O’Groats to the tip of Africa.

For Hachette Audio Garrick has read A.E.Homes’ ‘This Book Will Change Your Life’, directed by Liza Ross at Sans Walk Studios.

Garrick directed Juliet Stevenson reading ‘The Thirteenth Tale’ by Diane Setterfield and Leslie Phillips reading his autobiography, aptly named ‘Hello’, both productions for Orion Audiobooks. He also produced and abridged with Liza Ross the autobiography of Johnson Beharry, V.C., read by Damian Lynch, for Hachette Audiobooks and Mark Haddon’s new book, ‘A Spot of Bother’, read by Alex Jennings.

Review of ‘Huckleberry Finn’ by Sue Arnold in The Guardian, Saturday, March 11, 2006:

Ideally this would have been a review of the new Mark Twain biography by Ron Power, but if Matisse, Nijinsky and Coleridge are anything to go by, it won’t make it to audio. Serious biographies rarely do. So here’s the next best thing, an unabridged edition of Twain’s finest book, read with such unfeigned warmth, humour and gusto by Garrick Hagon that, to coin a phrase, “well, blame me if I says it and call me a low-down abolitionist if I durst but, thinks I, Mr Twain would mostwise reckon it powerful good, an I ain’t fooling, dog my catch if I ain’t.”

That’s the big problem with first-person narratives delivered in the vernacular. Vernon God Little, Angela’s Ashes, anything by William Faulker and (I’ll be lynched for saying this) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime are the same. Unless you’re familiar with the accent and sympathetic to the tone, they take some getting into on the page. But listening to someone like Hagon, whose repertoire of accents and voices is flawless, you’re immediately swept into the story without a hiccup. And what a story. Not for nothing are they called adventures, though so are Tom Sawyer’s and they aren’t a patch on the glorious escapades of the inimitable, irrepressible, incorrigible Huck Finn and Jim the runaway slave.... This is a genuine classic, full of laughs and fights and scams and Wild West characters that deserve a wider, younger audience. Don’t miss this brilliant performance.

Hear excerpts of Huckleberry Finn on the Voice page.

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