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Gerry Anderson


Date of Birth
April 14, 1929
Date of Death
December 26, 2012 (age 83)
Birth Name
Gerald Alexander Abrahams

Gerry Anderson (April 14th, 1929 - December 26th, 2012) was an English writer, director, editor, and producer of memorable film and television programs for over five decades.

Heralded as a pioneer in the art of television production, Anderson is arguably best known for his range of shows produced in the 1960's involving a ground-breaking technique dubbed "Supermarionation", where puppets are modified to mimic human movements and speech patterns.

He died on the 26th December, 2012, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

In addition to writing the book's foreword, Anderson provided invaluable assistance on The Complete Book of Thunderbirds.

Archive footage of him being interviewed for the 2007 documentary Stand by for Action! featured in Filmed in Supermarionation. Additionally an interview with Anderson was published in issue 6 of Andersonic.

In Thunderbirds – A Complete Guide to the Classic Series, Anderson was credited under "thanks to". Also, said guide features a 2008 interview with him, which was conducted by Marcus Hearn.

Thunderbirds: The Vault features quotes from Anderson, which taken from interviews conducted by Hearn during the early 2000s.

Supermarionation Cross-sections is dedicated to Gerry Anderson along with a number of other individuals who had involvement with the numerous A.P. Films/Century 21 productions.


  • Creator (episodes 1-32)
  • Script Supervisor (episodes 1-32)
  • Co-Writer with Sylvia Anderson (episode 1)
  • Producer (episodes 1-26)
  • Executive Producer (episodes 27-32)

Thunderbirds Are Go

  • Co-Writer with Sylvia Anderson
  • Executive Producer (uncredited)

Thunderbird 6

  • Co-Writer with Sylvia Anderson
  • Executive Producer (uncredited)

Thunderbirds (Carlton DVD series)

  • Remastering Consultant


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