Gerry Anderson biography

Gerry Anderson

TV Program Creator

1929 – 2012

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Who was Gerry Anderson?

Gerry Anderson, MBE was an English television and film producer, director, writer and occasional voice artist. He was known for his futuristic television programmes, especially his 1960s productions filmed in "Supermarionation".

Anderson's first television production was the 1957 Roberta Leigh children's series The Adventures of Twizzle. Supercar and Fireball XL5 followed later, both series breaking into the US television market in the early 1960s. In the mid-1960s Anderson produced his most successful series, Thunderbirds. Other television productions of the 1960s include Stingray and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.

Anderson also wrote and produced several feature films whose box office performance was unexceptional. Following a shift towards live action productions in the 1970s, he had a long and successful association with media impresario Lew Grade and Grade's company ITC, continuing until the second series of Space: 1999.

After a career lull when a number of new series concepts failed to get off the ground, his career began a new phase in the early 1980s when audience nostalgia for his earlier Supermarionation series led to new Anderson productions being commissioned. Later projects include a 2005 CGI remake of Captain Scarlet entitled Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet.

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Born
Apr 14, 1929
Bloomsbury
Also known as
  • Gerald Alexander Abrahams
  • Gerald Anderson
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Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Lived in
  • Kilburn, London
Died
Dec 26, 2012
Oxfordshire

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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