Brian Johnson – Special Effects Designer (Saturday only)
For over 40 years, multi award winning Special and Visual Effects Designer Brian Johnson has worked on some of the best known film and television productions. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Moon Zero Two, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Alien, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and more. For Gerry Anderson, he was responsible for special effects on Space 1999 producing high quality effects which are still highly regarded today. He was also responsible for designing the now iconic Eagle Transporter and various other craft of the series. Brian also worked on Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray and Thunderbirds.
Jeremy Wilkin – Actor: UFO / Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons / The Secret Service / Dr Who, Blakes 7 / Thunderbirds (Saturday & Sunday)
A familiar face to television audiences in the 1960’s and 70’s, with appearances in Blakes 7, Doctor Who and The New Avengers, Anderson fans will know him from his many appearances as Lt. Gordon Maxwell in UFO, and for providing regular voices in Supermarionation shows including The Secret Service (where he played the voice of The Bishop) Joe 90, and Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons. He also appeared uncredited in Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun. Jeremy was also one of the actors to have voiced Virgil Tracy in Thunderbirds, and Andercon 2015 will see a reunion of all the surviving Tracy Brothers actors on stage.
David Graham – Actor: Thunderbirds / Doctor Who (Saturday only)
Loved the world over as the voice of Parker, David was the original Voice of the Daleks on Doctor Who! David has also worked on The Bill, The Avengers, Softly Softly, The Saint, Howards Way, Fireball XL5, Supercar and many other productions. Fifty years after first voicing Parker, David has returned to ITV’s new Thunderbirds Are Go series, again as Lady Penelope’s infamous butler.
Shane Rimmer – Actor: Thunderbirds / Firestorm / Bond 007 / Dr Who / Star Wars (Saturday & Sunday)
As Scott Tracy, Shane’s voice is known the world over as the pilot of Thunderbird One. Shane also provided voices for a number of other characters, and has appeared on screen in Doctor Strangelove, Live and Let Die, UFO, Space 1999, Doctor Who, The Protectors, The Bourne Identity and many others.
Matt Zimmerman – Actor: Thunderbirds / Firestorm (Saturday & Sunday)
Thunderbirds own Alan Tracy, Matt also provided a number of voices across Thunderbirds before appearing in person in both UFO and Space 1999. Matt has also appeared in The HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy, Never the Twain, T Bag, and the films A Man for All Seasons and Haunted Honeymoon, along with many West End stage appearances in Anything Goes, West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof.
David Elliott – Producer, Director, Production Manager (Saturday only)
David’s association with Gerry Anderson goes right back to the beginning, as an editor on early work including The Adventures of Twizzle, Torchy the Battery Boy, Four Feather Falls, and the live action film Crossroads To Crime. As a Director, David worked on Four Feather Falls, Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray and Thunderbirds.
Liz Morgan – Actor: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (Saturday only)
Writer and Actor Elizabeth Morgan has appeared in many television productions and is a familiar face on British television, appearing in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, To Have And To Hold, Mapp & Lucia, and The District Nurse. She is perhaps best known for voicing Destiny, Rhapsody and Harmony Angels in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.
Sophia Myles – Actor: Thunderbirds (2004) (Sunday only)
Lady Penelope joins us in the human form of Sophia Myles. Sophia played London Agent Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward in the 2004 Thunderbirds film directed by Jonathan Frakes. With appearances in Our Zoo, Outlander, MI-5, Underworld, Oliver Twist, Moonlight and many other productions, Scifi fans attending Andercon will also no doubt recognise Sophia from her memorable portrayal of Rainette, Madame Du Pompadour, opposite David Tennant as Doctor Who,
Richard James – Actor: Space Precinct (Sunday only)
Writer, producer, director and actor, Richard is a familiar face in British television. He played Officer Orrin in Gerry Anderson’s futuristic serial Space Precinct, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask him what it was like to appear week after week beneath a high tech prosthetic mask! Richard will also be signing copies of his book – Space Precinct Unmasked!
Robbie Stevens – Actor: Terrahawks & New Captain Scarlet (Saturday & Sunday)
Returning to Anderson Productions in Big Finish’s new Terrahawks audio adventures, Robbie also provided the voices for Captain Blue and Captain Grey in New Captain Scarlet in 2005, appearing in all 26 episodes. Away from Anderson productions, Robbie is a very busy voice artist, lending his vocal talents to many video game series including Assassins Creed, LittleBigPlanet, James bond 007, Dragons Age and more.
Pam Rose – Actor: Batman / Star Wars / Superman / Space 1999 (Saturday & Sunday)
A former model, Pam first appeared on screen in the film Oh What A Lovely War. This was followed by regular appearances in Space 1999 and Star Maidens before taking the role of Leesub Sirln in Star Wars. Pam has also appeared in Superman, The Midas Touch, The Stud, The Muppet Movie, Batman and others.
Richard Gregory – Creature and Special Effects Designer (Saturday & Sunday)
Richard first worked with Gerry on Terrahawks, where he was a model maker. Ten years later, he was responsible for the creature effects on Gerry’s Space Precinct. In the wider SF universe, Richard was responsible for the look of Dr Who’s infamous Cybermen in the 1980’s. Richard’s film credits include The Lost World, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Casino Royal, The Dark Knight, Quantum of Solace, John Carter and Skyfall.
Terry Adlam – Writer: Dick Spanner / Terrahawks (Saturday & Sunday)
Comedy writer Terry Adlam has worked on many of the UK’s best known comedy sketch shows – Naked Video, Hale and Pace, Who Do You Do, The News Huddlines, The Jack Docherty Show, The Treason Show, and the great Spitting Image. Creator, co-writer and director of Dick Spanner, Terry has recently returned to working on an Anderson production with the new series of Terrahawks audio adventures, produced by Big Finish Productions, scripting an episode entitled “No Laughing Matter”.
Mark Woollard – Director: Dick Spanner & New Captain Scarlet (Saturday only)
Special Effects Director Mark worked as an animator on Dick Spanner, before going on to become a director on Gerry’s re-imagined Captain Scarlet. Away from Anderson, Mark has also worked on Harry Potter, Wing Commander, The Avengers and Event Horizon. Mark is currently working on Firestorm with Jamie Anderson.
Mike Noble – Artist: Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet (Saturday & Sunday)
During his time with TV21, Mike illustrated many of the classic Anderson comic strips including Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. He was also lead artist on the Star Trek comic strip before moving to Look-In, where he worked on Space:1999, The Tomorrow People, Man From Atlantis, Robin of Sherwood, Black Beauty, Into The Labyrinth and many more!
Lee Sullivan – Artist: Transformers, Doctor Who, Thunderbirds (Saturday & Sunday)
A former Marvel UK artist, Lee’s first work included producing all new covers for The Transformers magazine before being offered the position of lead artist on Marvel’s Doctor Who comic Strip. Lee went on to work on the main Transformers strip, plus Thundercats, Deaths Head, RoboCop, Thunderbirds and 2000AD. Lee is also a saxophonist and tours the UK with a Roxy Music tribute band!
Judy Preece – Puppeteer (Saturday & Sunday)
Judy worked as a puppeteer on Terrahawks, which saw the switch from traditional marionettes to direct hand operated puppets. Judy has also performed on Little Shop of Horrors, Labyrinth, Fun Factory and Spitting Image. She has also appeared on screen in The Wild Bunch and The Muppet Christmas Carol.
MG Harris – Author: Gemini Force One (Saturday & Sunday)
The author of the successful Joshua Files series of children’s books, MG was approached by Jamie Anderson to write Gemini Force One – a series of books planned by Gerry Anderson. Using Gerry’s original notes as source material, the first book Gemini Force One: Black Horizon, originally released following a Kickstarter campaign, is due to be published in 2015 through Orion Books, with the second instalment currently in the pipeline.
Graham Bleathman – Thunderbirds Supermarionation Artist (Saturday & Sunday)
Graham has an amazing eye for detail and has produced an amazing array of cut away illustrations covering the craft and gadgets from many Gerry Anderson productions including Thunderbirds, Stingray, Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, and many more. Away from Supermarionation projects, Graham has also produced stunning works for X-Men, Spiderman, Dan Dare and historic RAF aircraft.
Kate Levy – Actor: Into Infinity (Saturday only)
Making her Andercon debut at Andercon, actress Katharine Levy is known to Anderson fans as Jane Masters in the Into Infinity pilot episode The Day After Tomorrow, though she is also well known in cult circles for her portrayal of Sandra in the classic supernatural kids series The Children Of The Stones. She has also appeared in David Copperfield, I Claudius, Love in a Cold Climate, Robin Hood and The Bill
Jeremy Hitchen – Actor: Terrahawks, Captain Scarlet (Saturday & Sunday)
Expect the unexpected as Terrahawks own Dr. ‘Tiger’ Ninestein, actor Jeremy Hitchen, appears at Andercon. Jeremy provided many of the character voices in the original Terrahawks series including Lt. Hiro and Colonel Johnson, but in the Terrahawks new audio adventures by Big Finish, he also now provides the voice of Sgt. Major Zero. Jeremy was also one of the lead voice artists on New Captain Scarlet.
Ayshea Brough – Actor, UFO. (Sunday only)
Actor and singer Ayshea made her acting debut in Tom Thumb at the age of nine, and was signed to her first record label at the age of 16. A regular on television, she appeared on shows including Celebrity Squares, Golden Shot, Jason King and, of course, UFO. She has also represented the UK in the World Music Festival, with a song specially written for her by Elton John!
Georgina Moon – Actor, UFO. (Sunday only)
Skydiver operative Lt. Sylvia Howell in the Anderson classic UFO was just one of Georgina’s many roles on television – she appeared opposite Frankie Howard as Erotica in the everso cheeky comedy Up Pompeii!, as Miss Finch in You’re Only Young Twice, How’s Your Father and Clochemerle. Georgina has also appeared in films including Bless This House, Fragment of Fear, The Assassination Bureau, The Mind Benders and the classic comedy Carry On Camping
Richard Harvey – Composer: Terrahawks (Saturday only)
Richard is a BAFTA Award–winning British musician and composer. Originally of the mediaevalist progressive rock group Gryphon, he is best known now for his film and television soundtracks. He is also known for his guitar concerto Concerto Antico, which was composed for the guitarist John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Jamie Anderson – Writer, Producer, Director: Anderson Entertainment (Saturday & Sunday)
Director of Anderson Entertainment Limited, Jamie is the youngest son of the prolific television producer Gerry Anderson. Jamie strives to keep the legacy of his fathers work alive, whilst and at the same time developing new projects and productions – these include Gemini Force One (a new series of books Gerry had been working on up until his death in 2012) and Firestorm: a new Science Fiction production featuring puppet characters and real explosions! Away from Television and publishing, Jamie is an ambassador for the Alzheimer Society, helping to promote awareness of the illness that Gerry succumbed to.
Please be aware that guests may charge a fee for autographs, drawings or signed pictures and that their appearance is subject to commitments and may change at very short notice.