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Gerry Anderson (I) (1929–2012)


Gerry Anderson was born on April 14, 1929 in West Hampstead, London, England as Gerald Alexander Abrahams. He was a writer and producer, known for Thunderbirds (1960), Space: 1999 (1975) and Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969). He was married to Mary Robins, Sylvia Anderson and Betty Wrightman. He died on December 26, 2012 in ... See full bio »

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Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds Writer
(1965-1966)
Space: 1999
Space: 1999 Writer
(1975-1977)
Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds Writer
(2004)

Filmography

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 2018 Thunderbirds Are Back: 2 (Short) (creator) (filming)
  Thunderbirds Are Go (TV Series) (creator: original series - 39 episodes, 2015 - 2017) (bases on an original story by - 1 episode, 2015)
- Escape Proof (2017) ... (creator)
- Fight or Flight (2016) ... (creator)
- Weather or Not (2016) ... (creator)
- High Strung (2016) ... (creator)
- Impact (2016) ... (creator)
  Thunderbirds (TV Series) (creator - 2 episodes, 2015) (creator: Thunderbirds - 1 episode, 2015)
- The Stately Homes Robberies (2015) ... (creator)
- The Abominable Snowman (2015) ... (creator)
- Introducing Thunderbirds (2015) ... (creator)
 2005 Captain Scarlet (TV Series) (created by - 26 episodes)
- Grey Skulls (2005) ... (creator)
- Dominion (2005) ... (creator)
- Shapeshifter (2005) ... (creator)
- Duel (2005) ... (creator)
- Storm at the End of the World (2005) ... (creator)
 2004 Thunderbirds (television series)
  Lavender Castle (TV Series) (writer - 19 episodes, 1999 - 2000) (creator - 1 episode, 1999)
- Birds of a Feather... (2000) ... (writer)
- Interface (2000) ... (writer)
- Supernova (2000) ... (writer)
- Wearizy (2000) ... (writer)
- Galactic Park (2000) ... (writer)
 1994-1995 Space Precinct (TV Series) (creator - 29 episodes)
- Graveyard: Part 2 (1995) ... (creator)
- Graveyard: Part 1 (1995) ... (creator)
- Blue Hell (1995) ... (creator)
- Mob Wars (1995) ... (creator)
- Carbon Copy (1995) ... (creator)
 1986 Space Police (TV Movie) (co-writer)
 1983 Terrahawks (TV Series) (writer, "Expect the Unexpected Part 1, " "Expect the Unexpected Part 2")
 1982 Cosmic Princess (TV Movie) (creator - uncredited)
 1981 Invaders from the Deep (format)
 1981 Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars (TV Movie) (creator)
 1980 Captain Scarlet vs. the Mysterons (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1980 The Incredible Voyage of Stingray (Video) (screenplay)
 1979 Moonraker (screenplay - uncredited)
 1978 Destination Moonbase-Alpha (TV Movie) (creator)
  Space: 1999 (TV Series) (series creator - 24 episodes, 1975 - 1976) (creator - 23 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (format creator - 1 episode, 1976)
- The Dorcons (1977) ... (creator)
- The Immunity Syndrome (1977) ... (creator)
- Devil's Planet (1977) ... (creator)
- Dorzak (1977) ... (creator)
- The Seance Spectre (1977) ... (creator)
 1976 Alien Attack (TV Movie) (creator)
 1976 Journey Through the Black Sun (TV Movie) (creator)
 1974 Invasion: UFO (creator)
  UFO (TV Series) (format - 26 episodes, 1970 - 1973) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1970)
- The Long Sleep (1973) ... (format)
- The Responsibility Seat (1973) ... (format)
- Reflections in the Water (1971) ... (format)
- The Sound of Silence (1971) ... (format)
- Confetti Check A-O.K. (1971) ... (format)
  The Secret Service (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes, 1969) (format - 1 episode, 1969) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1969)
- More Haste, Less Speed (1969) ... (creator)
- Mayday! Mayday! (1969) ... (creator)
- School for Spies (1969) ... (creator)
- The Cure (1969) ... (creator)
- The Deadly Whisper (1969) ... (creator)
 1969 Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (screenplay) / (story)
  Joe 90 (TV Series) (creator - 30 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (writer - 2 episodes, 1968)
- The Birthday (1969) ... (creator)
- Trial at Sea (1969) ... (creator)
- Test Flight (1969) ... (creator)
- Mission X-41 (1969) ... (creator)
- Viva Cordova (1969) ... (creator)
 1968 Thunderbird 6 (writer)
  Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (TV Series) (format - 32 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (written by - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Inquisition (1968) ... (format)
- Attack on Cloudbase (1968) ... (format)
- Flight to Atlantica (1968) ... (format)
- Traitor (1968) ... (format)
- Inferno (1968) ... (format)
 1966 Thunderbirds Are GO (writer)
  Thunderbirds (TV Series) (creator - 5 episodes, 1966) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1965)
- The Duchess Assignment (1966) ... (creator)
- Danger at Ocean Deep (1966) ... (creator)
- Cry Wolf (1966) ... (creator)
- The Man from MI.5 (1966) ... (creator)
- The Impostors (1966) ... (creator)
  Stingray (TV Series) (created by - 38 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (teleplay by - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1965)
- Aquanaut of the Year (1965) ... (creator - uncredited) / (teleplay by)
- Marineville Traitor (1965) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Hostages of the Deep (1965) ... (creator - uncredited)
- The Golden Sea (1965) ... (creator - uncredited)
- The Master Plan (1965) ... (creator - uncredited)
  Fireball XL5 (TV Series) (creator - 39 episodes, 1962 - 1963) (writer - 2 episodes, 1962 - 1963)
- Flying Zodiac (1963) ... (creator)
- Space Magnet (1963) ... (creator)
- Sabotage (1963) ... (creator)
- Hypnotic Sphere (1963) ... (creator)
- Ghosts of Space (1963) ... (creator)
  Supercar (TV Series) (writer - 17 episodes, 1961 - 1962) (original idea - 8 episodes, 1961)
- King Kool (1962) ... (writer)
- Transatlantic Cable (1962) ... (writer)
- The Day That Time Stood Still (1962) ... (writer)
- Jail Break (1962) ... (writer)
- Atomic Witch Hunt (1962) ... (writer)
  Four Feather Falls (TV Series) (creator - 39 episodes, 1960) (original idea - 39 episodes, 1960)
- The Ma Jones Story (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
- The Best Laid Plans (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
- Gunfight on Main Street (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
- Frame Up (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
- Election Day (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
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Show Show Self (20 credits)
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Alternate Names:

G. Anderson | Gerald Anderson

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his famous puppet programs] I always used to think that they were terrible. I didn't see much on screen but the faults. I couldn't get a puppet to pick something up, or to walk. Their mouths were like letterboxes flapping open and shut. But I got to the point where I thought I'd better stop running down these pictures, because everybody in the world except me seems to like them. See more »

Trivia:

At one stage, Anderson employed a staff of 250 people, including designers and special effects artists. His company was bought out by Lew Grade in 1962, but he managed to retain creative control and received 10% of overall profits. See more »

Trademark:

Famous for his shows which employ "Supermarionation" - marionettes with control wires connected to interior mechanisms that control facial features and other functions of the puppets. However, since this kind of puppetry makes it difficult to depict them walking realistically, his shows are usually science fiction series that emphasize the characters operating futuristic vehicles.

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