Gerry Anderson (I) (1929–2012)


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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 Invasion: UFO (1974), UFO (1970) and Joe 90 (1968). He was married to Mary Robins, Sylvia Anderson and Betty Wrightman. He died on December 26, 2012 in Henley-on-Thames, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Invasion: UFO Writer
(1974)
UFO Writer
(1970-1971)
Joe 90 Writer
(1968-1969)
Thunderbirds Writer
(1965-1966)

Filmography

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  Thunderbirds Are Go (TV Series) (creator: original series - 61 episodes, 2015 - 2018) (based on the original series by - 17 episodes, 2019 - 2020) (bases on an original story by - 1 episode, 2015)
- The Long Reach: Part Two (2020) ... (based on the original series by)
- The Long Reach: Part One (2020) ... (based on the original series by)
- Firebreak (2020) ... (based on the original series by)
- Venom (2020) ... (based on the original series by)
- Buried Treasure (2020) ... (based on the original series by)
 2018 A Puppet History (Short) (creator)
 2018 Captain Scarlet Deconstructed (Documentary short) (creator)
 2015 Thunderbirds (TV Series) (creator: Thunderbirds - 3 episodes)
- 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 - 25 episodes)
- Deathwatch: Part 2 (1995) ... (creator)
- Deathwatch: Part 1 (1995) ... (creator)
- The Forever Beetle (1995) ... (creator)
- The Fire Within: Part 2 (1995) ... (creator)
- The Fire Within: Part 1 (1995) ... (creator)
 1986 Space Police (TV Movie) (co-writer)
  Terrahawks (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1983) (creator - 1 episode, 1983)
- Thunder Path (1983) ... (creator)
- Expect the Unexpected: Part 2 (1983) ... (written by)
- Expect the Unexpected (1983) ... (written by)
 1982 Cosmic Princess (TV Movie) (creator - uncredited)
 1981 Invaders from the Deep (format by)
 1981 Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars (TV Movie) (Based on the original format by)
 1981 The Amazing Adventures of Joe 90 (Based on the original format by)
 1980 Captain Scarlet vs. the Mysterons (TV Movie) (Based on the original format by) / (written by)
 1980 The Incredible Voyage of Stingray (Video) (screenplay by)
 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)
- Devil's Planet (1977) ... (creator)
- The Immunity Syndrome (1977) ... (creator)
- Dorzak (1977) ... (creator)
- The Bringers of Wonder: Part 2 (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 - 1971) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1970)
- Reflections in the Water (1971) ... (format)
- The Long Sleep (1971) ... (format)
- Timelash (1971) ... (format)
- The Dalotek Affair (1971) ... (format)
- The Man Who Came Back (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) (format by - 30 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1968)
- The Birthday (1969) ... (format by)
- Trial at Sea (1969) ... (format by)
- Test Flight (1969) ... (format by)
- Mission X-41 (1969) ... (format by)
- Viva Cordova (1969) ... (format by)
 1968 Thunderbird 6 (written by)
  Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (TV Series) (format - 32 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (teleplay 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 (written by)
  Thunderbirds (TV Series) (created by - 31 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1965)
- Give or Take a Million (1966) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Ricochet (1966) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Lord Parker's 'Oliday (1966) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Alias Mr. Hackenbacker (1966) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Path of Destruction (1966) ... (creator - uncredited)
  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) (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) (original idea by - 39 episodes, 1961 - 1962) (story by - 17 episodes, 1961 - 1962)
- King Kool (1962) ... (original idea by) / (story by)
- Transatlantic Cable (1962) ... (original idea by) / (story by)
- The Day That Time Stood Still (1962) ... (original idea by) / (story by)
- Jail Break (1962) ... (original idea by) / (story by)
- Atomic Witch Hunt (1962) ... (original idea by) / (story by)
  Four Feather Falls (TV Series) (creator - 39 episodes, 1960) (original idea - 39 episodes, 1960)
- Happy Birthday (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
- Horse Thieves (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
- Ambush (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
- Ride 'Em Cowboy (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
- Fancy Shooting (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
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Show Show Editorial department (5 credits)
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Alternate Names:

G. Anderson | Gerald Anderson

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Mary Robins  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Jamie Anderson
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Did You Know?

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:

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England 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. See more »

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