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Marc Henrie
British photographer

Marc Henrie

Marc Henrie
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Intro British photographer
Is Photographer
From United Kingdom
Field Arts
Gender male
Birth 1950
Age 73 years
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Marc de Henrie (born in Cockfosters, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom) is a British photographer.

Early life and education

Henrie was educated at The Lady Holles School and the City of London School For Boys.

Early photography

When Marc Henrie was 8 years old, his father gave him his first camera, a Voigtländer Vito. At an early age he learned to candidly photograph friends and neighbours along with their family pets. Henrie's father, an amateur photographer, taught him exposure and printing.

Henrie's first published picture was a black and white photo of a nun with a pigeon perched on her shoulder while she was caught dozing on a London park bench. Henrie's father saw his son's photo and sent it off to the where Marc had his first published and paid photo for £3. Henrie's professional career began in 1951, when his head teacher saw examples of his work at school and then asked him to take his school photos at the end of his term for paid work.

Introduction to the film industry

Henrie's father knew an executive at Gainsborough Pictures and so at 13 years of age Henrie went to Islington to see how the films were made.

Henrie's first film job was at Bray Studios where Hammer horror films were made in the early 1950s. At Bray Studios, Henrie began to learn how to mix chemicals, move lights and create lighting exposure. At 16, Marc Henrie's first commercial star portrait was of the B actress, Sophie Fellows. This is where he developed his own technique of lighting for film studios which soon after he was offered employment at RKO Pictures through an introduction from his uncle, Stanley Samuel Neal.

Henrie began work at RKO Pictures in Culver City, California in 1954 and continued to work as a Hollywood union stills photographer for R.K.O., Warner Brothers, MGM and Universal until 1959. During this time Henrie photographed many of Hollywood's most notable screen legends including Doris Day, Tony Curtis, Claude Rains, Robert Taylor, David Niven, Audrey Hepburn, Jayne Mansfield, Paul Newman, Grace Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Bing Crosby and Marilyn Monroe.

Back in the UK

In 1959, Henrie went back to the UK to work for Miracle Films with Tony Tenser who opened up a film studio at 72 Wardour Street, London for visiting film stars. Some of the notable film talent photographed by Henrie at Wardour Street were Brigitte Bardot, Simone Signoret, Jane Mansfield, and Gina Lollobrigida. The film producer Michael Klinger hired Henrie and introduced him to the composer David Whitaker of Hammer Films. Film stars photographed through Hammer Films were Ron Moody, Lynn Dalby, Peter Cushing.

Cameras used in his career

  • Kodak Brownie
  • Voiglander Vito
  • 1954 – 1964 Rolleflex used exclusively in Film Stills
  • 1954 Kodak 8x10 Stand View Camera
  • 1953 35mm Leica 35mm
  • 1966 Speed Graphic Press
  • 1975 MPP
  • 1991 Hasselblad
  • 2010 Canon 5D

Notable people photographed with their pets

Animal photography career

1973 National Cat Club, London, Olympia

Notable animal shows and events photographed

  • Official photographer for [4] 1980 – 2010 CRUFTS
  • Official Photographer 1980 – 2000
  • 1972 commissioned photographs of Crufts Best in Show, Ch Abraxas Audacity (White Bull Terrier) Owned by Miss Violet Drummond Dick
  • 1974 – 2010 Marc's work at The Kennel Club
  • 1974 – 2010 Marc Henrie was one of a select few official press photographers for the Kennel Club
  • 1980 – 2000 Crufts photography
  • 1974 – 2010 Kennel Club events and shows photographed
  • 1980 – 2000 Crufts

1980–2000 championship dog shows

  • Bath
  • Border Union
  • East of England
  • LKC
  • Midland Counties
  • Richmond
  • Scottish KC
  • Windsor

Championship cat shows

  • Black and White Shorthair
  • Coventry and Leicester
  • Croydon
  • Herts and Middlesex
  • Kensington Kitten and Neuter
  • Maidstone and Medway
  • Midland Counties
  • National Cat Club Show
  • Ocicat Club The Bengal Show
  • The British Shorthair
  • The Burmese Cat Club
  • The Cambridge
  • The Capital Longhair
  • The Essex Show
  • The Exotic Show
  • The Jersey Show
  • The London Show
  • The Russian Cat Club
  • The Somali Show
  • The Somerset
  • The Supreme Cat Show
  • The Three Siamese Shows
  • The West of England
  • The Wilts Show
  • Three Counties
  • United Chinchilla
  • Wessex
  • Western Counties

Notable and famous pets and animals photographed

  • 1990 Wilberforce
  • Cat at 10 Downing Street during Mrs Margaret Thatcher PM
  • 1976–1978 Fittleworth, film and stage cat, Wyndham Theatre, was in Spring and Port wine
  • 1972 Digby, Dulux dog
  • 1992 Malachy, Irish Guards mascot
  • 1997 Arthur, Spillers cat

Awards and commendations

Previous company names

  • 1961 Marc Henrie Film Productions Ltd.
  • 1973 Cookery Films

Films produced

  • 1964 Webster Halford TV commercial for Burgess Paints Ltd.
  • 1968 Naked as Nature Intended co-produced with Jimmy Jacobs
  • 1964 Birth of a Baby


(memberships, unions)

Books published

  • Practical Goat Keeping by John and Jill Haliday
  • The Lets Go to the Series Franklin Watts Books
  • The Vet Rosalind Lenga
  • The Theatre Rosalind Lenga
  • The Dancing Class
  • The Farm Horse Riding
  • A Pets Keepers Guide Hamsters and Gerbils by David Alderton
  • A Pet Keepers Guide Rabbits by David Alderton
  • Small Pets by Joan Palmer
  • People and Pets by Bruce Fogle
  • Pets by Franklin Watts Publisher Junior Pet Keepers Library: Hamsters, gerbils, cats, dogs, fish, rabbits, guinea pigs

Dog books

Dogs Pets of Pedigree by David and Charles The World of Dogs Salamander Das Grosse Dobermann Bulch Dr Gerhard Top to Tail Sheepdog Trials Eric Halsall Encyclopaedia of Dogs Parragon Books The Seven Ages of Dogs Harper Collins Dog Facts Joan Palmer Irish Terrier Lucy Jackson All About Your Dogs Health Geoffrey West Natural Health Care for Pets by Richard Allport Dogs Igloo Books Understanding Your Dog by Peter Messent An Introduction to Dog Care by Dr Serena Brownie The Dogs Tale by Lloyd Grossman A Way of Life by Farming Press Living With An Older Dog David Alderton Complete Book of Dogs Combe Books A Dog of Your Own Salamander and Identification Guide to Dog Breed David Alderton Training Your Dog Salamander Dalmatians Today Patches Silverstone Treasures of the Kennel Club Complete Guide for the Dog Barrons Books Train Your Dog New Burlington Books Mutts Anover Books Complete Book of Dogs and Puppies Flametree Crufts by Frank Jackson Heroic Dogs Leslet Scot-Arldish ASPCA Complete Guide to Dogs Illustrated Guide to Dogs Joan Palme A Dog Owners Guide to: Poodles Jackie Ransom Yorkshire Terriers Jackie Ransom Labrador Retriever Marjorie Satterthwaite The Rottweiler Joan Blackmore German Shepherd Roy and Clarissa Allan Chow Chow Diana Phillips American and English Cocker Spaniels Frank Kane and Phyllis The Dobermann Jimmy Richardson Training Your Dog Joan Palmer / Grooming Your Dog Suzanne Ruiz A Practical Guide to: Dog and Puppy Care Andrew Edney and Roger Mugford Selecting a Small Dog Joan Palmer Selecting a Large Dog by Joan Palmer The Dog Owners Maintenance Manual David Taylor The Penguin Book of Dogs Roger Cares and Michael Findlay Pedigree Guide to Dog Care Doglopaedia by JM Evans and Kay White Dogs Joan Palmer Blandford Pet Handbook Top Dogs David Alderton, Chartwell Books Inc. Do Dogs Need Shrinks Peter Neville Working Dogs by Joan Palmer The Bichon Frise Today Ringpress Illustrated Dog Watchers Desmond Morris Training and Caring for Your Dog Ward Lock Collins Gem of Dogs New Observer Book of Dogs Catherine Sutton You and Your Cocker Poo Voloce Books Living with the Older Dog by David Alderton Complete Dog Massage Manual Voloce Books You and Your Border Terrier by David Alderton

Cat books

Cat Lovers Companion by Joan Moore Cat Breeding a Complete Guide John Humpries The True Nature of the Cat by Dr. Don Bradshaw Do Cats Need Shrinks by Dr Peter Neville The Practical Guide to Selecting a Cat Salamander Books RSPCA Pet Guides Care for Your Kitten The ‘She’ Book of Cats Pamela Carmichael The Catlopedia by JM Evans and Kay White Care for your Cat RSPCA The Eyewitness Book of Cats by Marc Henrie and David Alderton Macdonald Encyclopedia of Cats by Gino Pugnetti Observer Handbook of Cats by Grace Pond The Cat David Taylor Practical Guide to Cat and Kitten Care by David Alderton Looking After Your Cat by Katherine Tottham The Tiger Inside by David Alderton Cat Shows and Successful Showing by Grace Pond and Mary Dunhill Cat Care Manual by Bradley Viner FRCVS Your Kitten the 1st Year by Don Harper All About Your Cats by Health Geoffrey West A RSPCA Complete Cat Care Manual Cat Watching Desmond Morris Cats and Kittens Joan Palmer Pedigree Pet foods Your Guide to Cats and Kittens The Encyclopaedia of the Cat by Michael Polard The Book of the Cat published by Pan Books Cat Behaviour by Don Harper Captivating Cats by Marc and Fiona Henrie Introduction to Cat Care by Dr Morag Kerr Natural Health Cat Care Manual by Don Harper Cats Yvonne Rees Nature Library The Ultimate Cat Book Dorland Kindersley Arthur's World of the Cat by Anne Head Cat Owners Survival Manual Claire Horton-Bussey and David Godfrey Complete Persian by Will Thompson and Eric Wickham Russell There's Lovely by Johnny Morris A Cat of Your Own Salamander Books Guide to Cats Hamlyn Natural Health Care Manual by Don Harper Encyclopaedia Cats and Kittens by Flametree Your Cat Interpreter by David Alderton Cats Barnes and Noble Encyclopaedia of Cats Parragon Books For The Love o Animals Bill and Martha Annette The Ultimate Cat and Kitten Address Book Brockenham Press ASPCA Cats Cats Handbook Penguin Cats Lovers Diary 1992


  • A Practical Horse Guide
  • Horse Ailments and Healthcare by Colin Vogel BVet, MRCVS
  • Working with Small Animals Rosier and Shepherd
  • Part Time Farming Katie Phear

PR and news

  • July 1998 BBC TV Omnibus,
  • The Cat in Culture
  • 1989 BBC Tell the Truth
  • 1980 – 1990 LBC Radio
  • 1989 Children's TV Satellite Cats and Dogs Information
  • BBC World Service Mid 1970s −80s
  • Regional Radio, Wales Scotland Midland Yorkshire Brighton
  • 2007 Spanish Radio Pet Programme David the Dog Man
  • 1970s Out of Town with Jack Hargreave
  • 1989 -1990 It's a Dogs Life STV
  • 1990 Cat Call with Lisa Goddard Interview with Yorkshire Post for Cat Call
  • 2005 BBC Interview at Crufts BBC Star Treatment
  • 1996 Interview by Willy Rushton

Magazines and newspapers

  • Our Cats
  • Our Dogs
  • Dog World
  • Your Dog
  • Your Cat
  • Pedigree Digest
  • Veterinary Times
  • Veterinary Record
  • Daily Mail
  • Daily Mirror
  • Daily Express
  • The News of the World
  • Sunday Dispatch
  • Evening Standard
  • The Star
  • The Evening News
  • American Kennel Gazette
  • News Chronicle
  • Yorkshire Post
  • The Scotsman
  • Daily Sketch
  • Westminster Press
  • The Times
  • The Telegraph
  • OK Magazine
  • Woman Own
  • Amateur Photographer
  • Photography
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