Sylvia Anderson (I) (1927–2016)


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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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Known For

(1966)
Thunderbird 6 Writer
(1968)
Fireball XL5 Writer
(1962-1963)
(1969)

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)
 2004 Thunderbirds (television series)
 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) / (characters created 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)
 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)
 1973 The Investigator (Video) (screenplay)
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
  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) (characters created by - 30 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (format by - 30 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1968)
- The Birthday (1969) ... (characters created by) / (format by)
- Trial at Sea (1969) ... (characters created by) / (format by)
- Test Flight (1969) ... (characters created by) / (format by)
- Mission X-41 (1969) ... (characters created by) / (format by)
- Viva Cordova (1969) ... (characters created by) / (format by)
 1968 Thunderbird 6 (writer)
  Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (TV Series) (characters created by - 32 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (format - 32 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Inquisition (1968) ... (characters created by) / (format)
- Attack on Cloudbase (1968) ... (characters created by) / (format)
- Flight to Atlantica (1968) ... (characters created by) / (format)
- Traitor (1968) ... (characters created by) / (format)
- Inferno (1968) ... (characters created by) / (format)
 1966 Thunderbirds Are GO (writer)
  Thunderbirds (TV Series) (created by - 23 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (characters created by - 6 episodes, 1966) (creator - 2 episodes, 1966) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1965)
- Give or Take a Million (1966) ... (characters created by)
- Ricochet (1966) ... (characters created by)
- Lord Parker's 'Oliday (1966) ... (characters created by)
- Alias Mr. Hackenbacker (1966) ... (characters created by)
- Path of Destruction (1966) ... (characters created by)
  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)
 1961-1962 Supercar (TV Series) (story by - 17 episodes)
- King Kool (1962) ... (story by)
- Transatlantic Cable (1962) ... (story by)
- The Day That Time Stood Still (1962) ... (story by)
- Jail Break (1962) ... (story by)
- Atomic Witch Hunt (1962) ... (story by)
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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 »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Sylvia Thamm

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Spouse:

Gerry Anderson  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Dee Anderson
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Her upper-class British accent, one of the most recognizable in Britain

Nickname:

Sylvia Thamm

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