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English television and film producer, writer, voice actress and costume designer, best known for her collaborations with Gerry Anderson, her husband between 1960 and 1981. In addition to serving as co-creator and co-writer on their TV series during the 1960s and early 1970s, Anderson’s sylvia PDF contribution was character development and costume design. Anderson was born in Camberwell, London, England, on 25 March 1927. After graduating from the London School of Economics with a degree in sociology and political science, she became a social worker.


« Maintenir vos yeux, comme clarté pure ou diffuse joie, je dois. » C’est de ses grands-pères, décédés quasi simultanément, que parle ainsi Antoine Wauters et le devoir qu’il s’impose d’en garder la mémoire éclairée malgré la maladie et la mort est, autant que dette ordinaire de l’amour, effort de la conscience pour ne pas se laisser submerger par le désaveu et la perte. Car la vie est l’expérience crue des contraires : au moment où meurent les deux grands-pères, un enfant vient au monde. De cette expérience à vif, la poésie est la mesure exacte. Celle, ici, de Sylvia Plath dont l’écriture extrême et sans compromis accompagne l’auteur dans ces heures critiques où l’existence douloureusement se tend entre perte et joie. Lire Sylvia, sa soeur dans l’âme, aide alors Wauters à saisir au coeur des circonstances ces vérités intenses que promet à tous la poésie qui ne ment pas : la vie tombe dans sa nuit et la joie demeure.

She emigrated to the United States to live with her first husband, an American golfer. Anderson returned to the United Kingdom in 1955 with her daughter. She joined the newly founded and short-lived Polytechnic Films as an office assistant in 1957. In 1957 AP Films was commissioned by writer Roberta Leigh to produce films based on her children’s stories, including The Adventures of Twizzle and Torchy the Battery Boy. The couple worked together as a team, co-writing and co-creating the first episode of a series then sharing the work according to their strengths. Gerry tended to specialise in special effects and hardware, and Sylvia in character, voices, costume, dialogue, and plotlines. In this way, Anderson contributed plot development and voice work for a series of half-hour shows including Supercar, Stingray and Fireball XL5.

In the early 1960s, the Andersons co-created the series Thunderbirds, and Sylvia created the characters. Anderson both created the character and provided her voice. The Andersons’ creative partnership ended when their marriage broke down during the production of the first series of Space: 1999 in 1975. In 1983 she published a novel titled Love and Hisses and in 1994 she reprised her voice role as Lady Penelope for an episode of Absolutely Fabulous. She worked as a London-based talent scout for HBO for 30 years. Of the film, Anderson commented, « 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. It is a great tribute to the original creative team who inspired the movie all those years ago.

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