Britt Allcroft (born December 14, 1943) is an English film, television and live theater producer, writer, and director. She is the creator of the children's television series (based on the Railway Series books by the Rev. W Awdry) Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (later re-titled Thomas & Friends), Shining Time Station (with Rick Siggelkow) and Magic Adventures of Mumfie. She wrote, co-produced and directed the film Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000), where she also voiced Lady. Allcroft is the creator of Disney's Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets.