Garrick Hagon

Garrick Hagon (/ˈhɡən/; born September 27, 1939) is a British-Canadian actor in film, stage, television and radio, known for his role as Biggs Darklighter in Star Wars: A New Hope. His many films include Batman, Spy Game, Me and Orson Welles and The Message. He was the rebel leader Ky in the Doctor Who serial The Mutants, and played Simon Gerrard, Debbie Aldridge's husband in the BBC's The Archers.

Garrick Hagon
Garrick Hagon at Noris Force Con.jpg
Hagon at Noris Force Con, 2011
Born (1939-09-27) September 27, 1939 (age 83)
London, England
Years active1953–present

Early life and careerEdit

Hagon was born in London, England, and brought up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he attended UTS and Trinity College (Hon. English, 1963). He acted with Alec Guinness in Richard III at the Stratford Festival, where he played for seven seasons and won the Tyrone Guthrie Award in 1963.[1] He guest-starred (as Johnnie Nipick) in the episode The River in the CBC television series The Forest Rangers in 1964.[2] After studying for a spell with the Royal Court Theatre Studio in London, Hagon then acted with Prospect Productions, in many repertory theatres, in the West End in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (as Chris Kellar) and at the Royal National Theatre in After The Fall.[3]

As a voice actor he has been heard in many films and TV series, including the UK dub of Star Fleet/X-Bomber (as Capt. Carter), the Manga titles, The Secret of Mamo and Goodbye Lady Liberty and Akira Kurosawa's Ran. His voice is featured in the video game, Divinity II: Ego Draconis and he has recorded over 150 audiobooks for major UK publishers. Hagon has also directed over 100 audiobook recordings, including Michelle Paver's Wolf Brother read by Ian McKellen, and the Audie Award-winning, full-cast, unabridged His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.

In the original version of Star Wars: A New Hope, Hagon's role as Biggs Darklighter, Red 3, came to an early but heroic end in the attack on the Death Star in the film's climactic battle scene.[4] In the 2011 Blu-ray release of the Star Wars films, Biggs's establishing scene at Anchorhead on Tatooine can be seen in full along with the characters of Fixer and Camie, played by Anthony Forrest and Koo Stark, respectively. Because of his performance as Biggs, Hagon has been invited to several sci-fi conventions and inducted into "Rebel Legions" and "501st Garrisons" - two Star Wars fandom groups - around the world.[5]

Hagon's many films include: Dad in Tim Burton's Batman, Ammar in Moustapha Akkad's The Message, CIA Director Wilson in Tony Scott's Spy Game, Dr. Mewling in Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles, Fr. Loughton in Xie Jin's The Opium War, Lt. Rafferty in Richard Attenborough's A Bridge Too Far, the British General in Paul Verhoeven's Black Book, Eros in Charlton Heston's Antony and Cleopatra, Jack Ives in Michael Pressman's Some Kind of Hero, and the American doctor in Olivier Dahan's La Vie en rose.[6] In 2006, he appeared in an episode of The Line of Beauty.[7]

In 2012, Hagon appeared in Doctor Who series 7 episode 3, "A Town Called Mercy".[8] Filming took place in Almeria, Spain, March 2012.[9] He also appeared in the video game Batman: Arkham Knight as Henry Adams.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
1972 Antony and Cleopatra Eros
1976 The Message Ammar
1977 Twilight's Last Gleaming Driver Alfie
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Biggs Darklighter (Red Three)
A Bridge Too Far Lieutenant Rafferty
The Spy Who Loved Me USS Wayne Crewman
1979 Winterspelt Lieutenant Evans
Julius Caesar Octavius Caesar TV Movie
1984 A Talent for Murder Mark Harrison TV Movie
1985 Lace II Accountant TV Movie
1986 The Last Days of Patton Lt. Col. Walter Kerwin TV Movie
1987 Tomorrow's a Killer Chambers
Nowhere to Hide William Devlin
Rolling Vengeance Vic's Lawyer
Cry Freedom McElrea
1989 Batman Tourist Dad
1990 The Rift Barton
1991 Sebastian Star Bear: First Mission English voice
1994 Fatherland Elliot
1995 Balto Telegraph Operator Voice
1996 Mission Impossible CNN Reporter
1997 The Opium War Missionary
2001 Spy Game CIA Director Wilson
2002 The Magnificent Ambersons Tom Kinney TV Movie
2004 In My Country Pilot
2005 The Jacket Defense Lawyer
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Denver Reporter
2007 The Walker Mungo Tenant
2008 Me and Orson Welles Dr. Mewling
Is Anybody There? Douglas
2009 Into the Storm Harry Hopkins
2012 Erased James Halgate III
2013 RED 2 Davis
2015 Elstree 1976 Himself
2017 The Current War Attorney General
2020 The Haunting of Margam Castle Dean Michaels


Year Title Role Notes
1972 Doctor Who Ky 6 episodes, The Mutants
1972-73 The Adventurer Gavin Jones 10 episodes
1973 Moonbase 3 Bruno Ponti 3 episodes, TV miniseries
Thriller Peter 1 episode, The Colour of Blood
1974 Colditz Lt. Jim Phipps 2 episodes
1975-1976 Couples Gary 9 episodes
1976 Z Cars Clown 1 episode, Kidnap
1978 Return of the Saint Abdul Hakim 1 episode, One Black September
Lillie Bury Dasent TV mini-series
1980 Armchair Thriller Walters 3 episodes
Oppenheimer Frank Oppenheimer TV mini-series
1983 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Denny 1 episode, Smart Aleck Kill
1987 A Perfect Spy Grant Lederer TV mini-series
1988 War and Remembrance Sam Jones TV mini-series
1990-91 Moomin Hemulen 77 episodes
1992 Love Hurts Jeff Saganski 2 episodes
Tropical Heat Stevens 1 episode, Twice as Dead
1993 The Chief OIM Bergholtz 1 episode, A Long Cold Lonely Winter
1994 Scarlett Samuel TV mini-series
1996 Dalziel and Pascoe Mr. Bergmann 1 episode, An Autumn Shroud
2003 Cambridge Spies Klaus Fuchs TV mini-series
2005 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Joseph Frady 1 episode, The Seed of Cunning
2006 The Line of Beauty Morden Lipscome TV mini-series
The Eagle Canino 2 episodes
2012 Doctor Who Abraham 1 episode, A Town Called Mercy
2015 Wallander Steven Wilson 1 episode, The Troubled Man
2016 The Crown John Foster Dulles 1 episode, Scientia Potentia Est
2017-2019 The Amazing World of Gumball Mayor of Elmore/Bernie (voice role), Superintendent Evil (live-action role) 5 episodes, The Nuisance,The Vegging,The Neighbor, The Ad, The Inquisition.

Video gameEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive Doc McCoy
2005 Pac-Man World 3 Ancient Hero [11]
2009 Divinity II Unlisted as to who he played
2011 Operation Flashpoint: Red River Additional Voices
2014 Divinity: Original Sin Unlisted as to who he played
2014 Randal's Monday Bum
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight Henry Adams
2016 Deponia Doomsday Vincent
2017 Augmented Empire Hartman
2017 SpellForce 3 Unlisted as to who he played
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Kaeluf/Kindiv
2018 Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Enoi/High Priest Kasu

Theatre creditsEdit

Year Title Role Venue
1953 Richard III Edward, Prince of Wales Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario
1959 Othello Officer to Othello
1960 King John Messenger/French Herald
1961 Love's Labour's Lost Marcadé
King Henry VIII Messenger/Attendant to Wolsey
Coriolanus Roman Citizen
1962 The Taming of the Shrew Lucentio
1963 Troilus and Cressida Patroclus
Timon of Athens Caphis
1964 Richard II Green
Love's Labour's Lost Marcadé
Timon of Athens Caphis
King Lear Curan
1977 Macbeth Derby Playhouse, Derby
1979 The Glass Menagerie Tom Wingfield Watford Palace Theatre, Watford
1981 All My Sons Chris Keller Wyndham's Theatre, London
1983 Love's Labour's Lost Ferdinand Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario
Much Ado About Nothing Don John
1986 Fifth of July Kenneth Talley Jr. Bristol Old Vic, Bristol
1990 After the Fall Dan Royal National Theatre, London
1992 Life of the World to Come Jay Snyder Almeida Theatre, London
1993 The Little Foxes Horace Giddens Nuffield Theatre, Southampton
1994 The Dream Coast Wilson White Bear Theatre, London
1997 Macbeth Ross Bristol Old Vic, Bristol
1999 I Am Yours Raymond Royal Court Theatre, London

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Garrick Hagon theatre profile".
  2. ^ "CTVA Canada - "The Forest Rangers" (1963-65) Family Adv. Series".
  3. ^ "Garrick Hagon | Theatricalia".
  4. ^ "Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) - George Lucas | Cast and Crew | AllMovie" – via
  5. ^ "Being Biggs: A Conversation with Garrick Hagon". 6 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Garrick Hagon". BFI.
  7. ^ "The Love Chord (1983) (2006)". BFI.
  8. ^ "BBC One - Doctor Who, Series 7, A Town Called Mercy, A Town Called Mercy - Welcome to Mercy!". BBC.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent.
  11. ^ "Pac-Man World 3 (2005 Video Game)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 7 February 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)

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