Alan Pattillo is confirmed dead at the age of 90.
Alan was best known as a British television director (Supercar).
RT @Thunderbirds65: We're sad to hear that Thunderbirds director, script-writer and script-editor Alan Pattillo has died, aged 90. He a…
RT @Thunderbirds65: We're sad to hear that Thunderbirds director, script-writer and script-editor Alan Pattillo has died, aged 90. He a…
Watching one of Alan Pattillo’s finest with @ElliotPavelin. And yes - in widescreen. We have our reasons. ;-)
RT @Thunderbirds65: We're sad to hear that Thunderbirds director, script-writer and script-editor Alan Pattillo has died, aged 90. He a…
RT @Thunderbirds65: We're sad to hear that Thunderbirds director, script-writer and script-editor Alan Pattillo has died, aged 90. He a…
RT @Thunderbirds65: We're sad to hear that Thunderbirds director, script-writer and script-editor Alan Pattillo has died, aged 90. He a…
RT @Thunderbirds65: We're sad to hear that Thunderbirds director, script-writer and script-editor Alan Pattillo has died, aged 90. He a…
@Thunderbirds65 Wonderful television. Thank-you and RIP Alan Pattillo.
RT @Thunderbirds65: We're sad to hear that Thunderbirds director, script-writer and script-editor Alan Pattillo has died, aged 90. He a…
@BAFTA Sad to announce passing of Alan Pattillo on 16th Jan. Director/writer/editor. Known for Thunderbirds and muc…
RT @Thunderbirds65: We're sad to hear that Thunderbirds director, script-writer and script-editor Alan Pattillo has died, aged 90. He a…
RT @Thunderbirds65: We're sad to hear that Thunderbirds director, script-writer and script-editor Alan Pattillo has died, aged 90. He a…
RT @GerryAndersonTV: Alan Pattillo has died
I find out at this late date that writer/director Alan Pattillo has died. He directed marionettes as if he was dea…
RT @Thunderbirds65: We're sad to hear that Thunderbirds director, script-writer and script-editor Alan Pattillo has died, aged 90. He a…
Very sad to learn of the loss of Alan Pattillo. He was my favorite of the Supermarionation directors.
@Thunderbirds65 One of my favourite Thunderbirds episodes. Alan Pattillo did an amazing job.
RT @GerryAndersonTV: Alan Pattillo has died
@Thunderbirds65 R.I.P Alan Pattillo you will be miss by every thunderbirds and supermarionation fan. My mum will ke…
RT @la_riviere: A few people saying how much they enjoyed Alan Pattillo’s direction of Attack of the Alligators! However - much to…
Alan Pattillo
Born
Alan Pattillo

1929 (age 90–91)
Alma materUniversity of Aberdeen, University of Cambridge
OccupationDirector, editor, script editor, writer
Notable work
Thunderbirds
All Quiet on the Western Front
Alan Pattillo (born 1929) is a British writer and director who worked on Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, and Thunderbirds television series. He won an Emmy in 1979 alongside Bill Blunden for his film editing on All Quiet on the Western Front.
Career
During the 1960s, Pattillo worked on a number of Gerry Anderson projects. He directed episodes of Four Feather Falls, Supercar and Fireball XL5. His work on the latter is regarded as having brought added sophistication to the direction of the series. Pattillo then worked again for Anderson on Stingray as director, before performing a number of roles on the next series from AP Films. For Thunderbirds Pattillo served as script editor, director, and writer. He directed four and wrote seven of the thirty-two episodes (including Attack of the Alligators!).
Aside from his work on Gerry Anderson projects, Pattillo had a varied career in the film industry. He provided the story for a 1967 Diana Rigg era The Avengers episode "The Bird Who Knew Too Much", which The Times television review noted as being "quite striking". Pattillo worked as the sound editor on Nicholas Roeg's Performance (1970), and again worked with the director as film editor on Walkabout (1971). He was the sound effects editor on Alan Parker's Pink Floyd: The Wall (1979). His work on All Quiet on the Western Front (also 1979), saw him awarded an Emmy for film editing, an award he shared with Bill Blunden. He later worked as associate editor on the film Gandhi (1982) directed by Richard Attenborough.
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