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Sylvia Anderson


Date of Birth
25th March 1927
Date of Death
15th March 2016
Birth Name
Sylvia Beatrice Thomas

Sylvia Anderson (25th March 1927 - 15th March 2016) was a British producer with a career in the film and television industries spanning over five decades. Her numerous credentials included script writer and supervisor, costume designer, journalist, actress, and character visualization. She was arguably best known for voicing Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward.

Up to her death, she continued producing content (such as a new series with daughter Jacqueline Dee), and has numerous novels and autobiographies in her name.

An interview with Sylvia was published in issue 17 of Andersonic. She was also interviewed Filmed in Supermarionation - both the book and documentary.

The Thunderbirds Are Go! episode Rally Raid was dedicated to her memory.



Thunderbirds Are Go (film)

  • Co-Writer with Gerry Anderson
  • Producer

Thunderbird 6

  • Co-Writer with Gerry Anderson
  • Producer

Thunderbirds (2004)

  • Creative Consultant
  • Whilst her ex husband and fellow Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson hated it, Sylvia loved Thunderbirds. She said "I felt that I’d been on a wonderful Thunderbirds adventure. You, the fans, will I'm sure, appreciate the sensitive adaptation and I'm personally thrilled that the production team have paid us the great compliment of bringing to life our original concept for the big screen. If we had made it ourselves (and we have had over 30 years to do it!) we could not have improved on this new version. It is a great tribute to the original creative team who inspired the movie all those years ago. It was a personal thrill for me to see my characters come to life on the big screen".

Thunderbirds Are Go! (TV Series)

Gallery: Characters voiced by Sylvia Anderson



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