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Sylvia Anderson (I) (1927–2016)

Sylvia Anderson is the co-creator of a string of hit TV shows through the late 1950s, 1960s and 70s. Her most memorable contribution as an actress is the voice of Lady Penelope from Thunderbirds - one of many series she co-created with former husband Gerry Anderson. Sylvia's talents are evident in the characterization throughout their various ... See full bio »

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

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 2018 A Puppet History (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)
 2004 Thunderbirds (television series)
 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)
 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)
 1973 The Investigator (Video) (screenplay)
  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)
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  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 - 1 episode, 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) (characters - 32 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (format - 32 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (written by - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Inquisition (1968) ... (characters) / (format)
- Attack on Cloudbase (1968) ... (characters) / (format)
- Flight to Atlantica (1968) ... (characters) / (format)
- Traitor (1968) ... (characters) / (format)
- Inferno (1968) ... (characters) / (format)
 1966 Thunderbirds Are GO (writer)
  Thunderbirds (TV Series) (created by - 25 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (creator - 4 episodes, 1966) (characters created by - 2 episodes, 1966) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1965)
- Give or Take a Million (1966) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Ricochet (1966) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Lord Parker's 'Oliday (1966) ... (characters created by)
- Alias Mr. Hackenbacker (1966) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Path of Destruction (1966) ... (creator - uncredited)
  Stingray (TV Series) (created by - 33 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (creator - 5 episodes, 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) (written by - 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) (4 episodes, 1961) (writer - 13 episodes, 1962)
- 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)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (7 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (17 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Recorded several singles in the 1960s for Century 21 Records as her "Thunderbirds" character Lady Penelope. The best known of these is "Parker, Well Done."

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sylvia Thamm

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

She was a journalist for several years in the US. She returned to the UK and worked at a TV production company, where she met her future husband.Gerry Anderson. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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