Gerry Anderson

1929 - 2012

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Gerry Anderson (born Gerald Alexander Abrahams; 14 April 1929 – 26 December 2012) was an English television and film producer, director, writer and occasional voice artist. He remains famous for his futuristic television programmes, especially his 1960s productions filmed with "Supermarionation" (marionette puppets containing electric moving parts). Anderson's first television production was the 1957 Roberta Leigh children's series The Adventures of Twizzle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerry Anderson has received more than 707,922 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Gerry Anderson is the 794th most popular film director (up from 808th in 2019), the 2,792nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,932nd in 2019) and the 63rd most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, Gerry Anderson ranks 794 out of 1,580Before him are Joe Ranft, Henri Decoin, Harry Beaumont, Henry Selick, José Luis Cuerda, and George Sidney. After him are František Vláčil, Kad Merad, Marc Forster, Franco Rossi, Shinobu Hashimoto, and Jack Cardiff.

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Among people born in 1929, Gerry Anderson ranks 275Before him are Chaim Potok, Charles Antenen, Jürgen Ehlers, Héctor Alterio, Hong Song-nam, and Toshiko Akiyoshi. After him are Rhadi Ben Abdesselam, Thomas Remengesau Sr., Larry Collins, Eliseo Prado, Henry E. Holt, and Terry Sawchuk. Among people deceased in 2012, Gerry Anderson ranks 223Before him are Emmanuel Scheffer, Patrick Moore, Włodzimierz Smolarek, John Atta Mills, André Simon, and Mike Wallace. After him are Xenia Stad-de Jong, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Sherman Hemsley, Florence Green, John Keegan, and Andy Griffith.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gerry Anderson ranks 2,792 out of 6,924Before him are Michael Berry (1941), Sienna Guillory (1975), Sigeberht of Wessex (750), Anthony Horowitz (1955), Simon Wright (1963), and Frederick Twort (1877). After him are William Martin (1767), Nicol Williamson (1936), Martin Donnelly (1964), Charles Wyville Thomson (1830), Edmund Campion (1540), and Michael Oakeshott (1901).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Gerry Anderson ranks 63Before him are Sally Potter (1949), Andrew V. McLaglen (1920), John Alcott (1930), Matthew Vaughn (1971), George Albert Smith (1864), and Mick Jackson (1943). After him are Jack Cardiff (1914), David Byrne (1952), Charles Crichton (1910), Michael Winner (1935), Mike Figgis (1948), and Jonathan Nolan (1976).