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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 Invasion: UFO (1974), UFO (1970) and Fireball XL5 (1962). 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
(1970-1973)
Fireball XL5 Writer
(1962-1963)

Filmography

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 2018 A Puppet History (Short) (creator) (completed)
 2018 Captain Scarlet Deconstructed (Documentary short) (creator)
  Thunderbirds Are Go (TV Series) (creator: original series - 61 episodes, 2015 - 2018) (bases on an original story by - 1 episode, 2015)
- Flame Out (2018) ... (creator)
- Crash Course (2018) ... (creator)
- Rally Raid (2018) ... (creator)
- Life Signs (2018) ... (creator)
- Growing Pains (2018) ... (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 - 34 episodes)
- The Last Warrior (1995) ... (creator)
- Alien Island (1995) ... (creator)
- Demon Wing (1995) ... (creator)
- The Deity Father (1995) ... (creator)
- Graveyard: Part 2 (1995) ... (creator)
 1986 Space Police (TV Movie) (co-writer)
 1983 Terrahawks (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- 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)
 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 (1971) ... (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) (written by - 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 (written by)
  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 (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) (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)
- 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 Director (13 credits)
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Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Sound department (9 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (21 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 8 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

G. Anderson | Gerald Anderson

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When we made Fireball XL5 (1962), I'd never heard of NBC, and I didn't even know what American networks were. I knew that it would be wonderful if the show was successful in America, but I knew nothing about the American networks. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's 2001 Birthday Honours List for his services to Animation. 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.

Star Sign:

Aries

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