David Lane (director)

David William Lane (born 4 February 1940)[1] is a British television and film director, best known for his association with series produced by Gerry Anderson's AP Films.

David Lane
David William Lane

(1940-02-04) 4 February 1940
OccupationFilm and television director
Years active1964-present
EmployerAP Films (196470; 2005)
OrganizationPineapple Squared Entertainment
Lane Fabian Jones
Notable work
Thunderbirds Are Go
Thunderbird 6

Lane directed several episodes of Thunderbirds (196566), 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 (197071) 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. http://directors.findthecompany.co.uk/l/4574107/David-William-Lane%5B%5D
  2. "About Us". Lane Fabian Jones. Archived from the original on 24 July 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-21.

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