Gerry Anderson (I) (1929–2012)


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Gerry Anderson was born on April 14, 1929 in West Hampstead, London, England, UK. He was a writer and producer, known for Invasion: UFO (1974), UFO (1970) and Joe 90 (1968). He was previously married to Mary Robins, Sylvia Anderson and Betty Wrightman. He died on December 26, 2012 in Henley-on-Thames, England, UK. See full bio »

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Known For

Invasion: UFO Writer
(1974)
UFO Writer
(1970-1971)
Joe 90 Writer
(1968-1969)
Stingray Writer
(1964-1965)

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)
  Dick Spanner, P.I. (TV Series) (creative supervision - 22 episodes, 1987 - 2014) (creative consultant - 1 episode, 1987)
- The Case of the Missing Episode (2014) ... (creative supervision)
- The Case of the Maltese Parrot - Part 11 (1987) ... (creative supervision)
- The Case of the Maltese Parrot - Part 10 (1987) ... (creative supervision)
- The Case of the Maltese Parrot - Part 9 (1987) ... (creative supervision)
- The Case of the Maltese Parrot - Part 8 (1987) ... (creative supervision)
 2005 New 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)
 2003 Faiâsutômu (TV Series) (Based on an Original Idea by - 26 episodes)
- Final Signal (2003) ... (Based on an Original Idea by)
- Invasion (2003) ... (Based on an Original Idea by)
- Pyramid (2003) ... (Based on an Original Idea by)
- Psycho Power (2003) ... (Based on an Original Idea by)
- Trap (2003) ... (Based on an Original Idea by)
  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)
 1983 James Bond 007 (Video Game) (based on the screenplay: Moonraker - uncredited)
 1982 Cosmic Princess (TV Movie) (creator - uncredited)
 1982 Journey Through the Black Sun (TV Movie) (creator)
 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) / (written 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)
 1974 Invasion: UFO (creator)
 1973 The Investigator (Video) (devised by)
  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)
- Space Magnet (1963) ... (creator)
- Sabotage (1963) ... (creator)
- Hypnotic Sphere (1963) ... (creator)
- Ghosts of Space (1963) ... (creator)
- Space City Special (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 Self (23 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)

Spouse:

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

Children:

Gerry Anderson, Jr. | See more »
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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:

Came from an impoverished family and spent his early childhood living with his parents and older brother in a one-room flat with no running water. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts David Graham and Shane Rimmer in his productions. See more »

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