Cinematographer, 6 March 1925 – 8 Feb. 2011.
Henning Bendtsen grew up in Copenhagen. After graduating lower secondary school at Østre Borgerdyd Skole, he got a degree in advertising photography in 1945. He was hired by Minerva Film (1946-51), where he shot short films, including corporate profiles and newsreels. Bendtsen left for Palladium (1951-58), where he shot features. For the rest of his career he was a freelancer. Bendtsen took several long breaks from practicing cinematography. He taught at the National Film School of Denmark (1967-70) and managed the drive-in cinema Bil-Bio in Rødovre (1971-82). He was a member of Filmrådet (The Danish Film Council) from 1964-68 and co-founded Dansk Filmfotograf Forbund (The Danish Cinematographers Guild) in 1955.
Bendtsen made his debut as a feature film cinematographer in 1953 on Svend Methling’s Hejrenæs. His career provided him with a broad range of assignments in many different genres and varying degrees of technical difficulty… read more