David Lane (director)

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David Lane
Born 1940/1941
Nationality British
Occupation Film and television director
Years active 1964-present
Employer AP Films (1964–70; 2005)
Organization Pineapple Squared Entertainment
Lane Fabian Jones
Notable work Thunderbirds Are Go
Thunderbird 6
Television Thunderbirds

David Lane (born 1940 or 1941)[1] is a British television and film director, best known for his association with series produced by Gerry Anderson's AP Films.

Lane directed several episodes of Thunderbirds (1965–66), including "Attack of the Alligators!", as well as the two films Thunderbirds Are Go (1966) and Thunderbird 6 (1968). He also worked on Anderson's other series up to UFO (1970–71) and Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet (2005), and would go on to collaborate with Anderson stalwart Derek Meddings on several other projects including Superman (1978).

In 2006, he co-founded a new production company, Pineapple Squared Entertainment, with former Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends director David Mitton and Michele Fabian Jones. Lane worked on the CGI adventure series Adventures on Orsum Island until Mitton's death in 2008, at which time production was discontinued.

Lane and Fabian Jones, a long-term business partner, founded the company Lane Fabian Jones, of which Lane is a director.[2]


  1. ^ La Rivière, Stephen (2009). Filmed in Supermarionation: A History of the Future. Neshannock, Pennsylvania: Hermes Press. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-932563-23-8.  When Thunderbirds Are Go was entering production towards the end of 1965, Lane was 24 years old.
  2. ^ "About Us". Lane Fabian Jones. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 

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