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 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)
  Thunderbirds Are Go (TV Series) (creator: original series - 61 episodes, 2015 - 2018) (based on the original series by - 9 episodes, 2019) (bases on an original story by - 1 episode, 2015)
- Avalanche (2019) ... (based on the original series by)
- Getaway (2019) ... (based on the original series by)
- Chain Reaction (2019) ... (based on the original series by)
- Signals Part Two (2019) ... (based on the original series by)
- Signals Part One (2019) ... (based on the original series by)
 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)
 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)
- Dorzak (1977) ... (creator)
- The Seance Spectre (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 - 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) (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) (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 Sound department (9 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (22 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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Personal Quote:

Lew Grade had told me to make Thunderbirds a half-hour show and when I took the first one along and we sat in the theatre and when it finished and the lights came up he jumped out of his seat and said: "That's not a television series". And my heart sank, I thought what have I done we have spent a fortune of this guys money on this thing. Then he said "Gerry I'm telling you this is not a ... See more »

Trivia:

Died in a nursing home, on December 26, 2012, near Oxfordshire, England. Had suffered from Alzheimer's since 2010. 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.

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