Henning Kristiansen

(1927 – 2006)

Cinematographer. Born 2/6 1927, died 2/11 2006.

Henning Kristiansen started out as a camera trainee at Palladium Film in 1946. He continued in the company until 1951 and was employed by Nordisk Film in 1952. Here, he served as a director of photography from 1953 to 1960, after which he continued as a freelancer.

During his 50 years as a cinematographer, Kristiansen left his mark as a skilled craftsman and visionary visual artist on several key Danish films – among others, Knud Leif Thomsen''s "The Duel" (1962), "School for Suicide" (1964), "Tine" (1964) and "Jazz All Around" (1969), Henning Carlsen''s "A World of Strangers" (1962), "What About Us?" (1963), "Sult" (1966) and "Oh, to Be on the Bandwagon!" (1972), Gerd Fredholm''s "The Case of the Missing Clerk" (1971), Peter Brook''s "King Lear" (1971) two of the Olsen Gang instalments (1974 and 1976) and Gabriel Axel''s Oscar winner "Babette''s Feast" (1987).

Along with Morten Arnfred he directed the youth drama "Me and Charly" (1978), which won a Danish Bodil Award for Best Film in 1978, and followed up on his own with "Charly and Steffen" (1979), which was less successful.

Henning Kristiansen received a Bodil Honorary Award for his cinematography on "What About Us?" and "School for Suicide" in 1964. In 1989 he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography for "Babette''s Feast".

Henning Kristiansen taught at the National Film School of Denmark in 1980-87. In 1992-97, he was chair of the Danish Association of Cinematographers, where he became an honorary member in 2002. He released the memoir "Min egen filmhistorie" (My own film history) in 2005.

Title Year Function Category
Historien bag kameraet 2006 Appearance TV documentary
Portrættet 2000 Cinematography DK/Documentary
I Wonder Who''s Kissing You Now? 1998 Cinematography DK/Feature
Two Green Feathers 1995 Cinematography Feature
Karen Blixen - Storyteller 1995 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Royal Deceit 1994 Cinematography Feature
A day in October 1991 Cinematography DK/Feature
Litauen foråret 1990 1990 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Babette''s Feast 1987 Cinematography DK/Feature
Sort er en farve - en film om maleren Mogens Andersen 1985 Direction DK/Documentary
The parallel corpse 1982 Cinematography DK/Feature
Maleren Hans Smidth 1981 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Attentat 1980 Cinematographer: 2. unit DK/Feature
Charly and Steffen 1979 Direction, Script, Editing DK/Feature
Me and Charly 1978 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Feature
Did Somebody Laugh? 1978 Cinematography DK/Feature
En by i provinsen 1977 Cinematography TV series
Familien Gyldenkål sprænger banken 1976 Cinematography DK/Feature
Brief Summer 1976 Cinematography DK/Feature
The Olsen gang sees red 1976 Cinematography DK/Feature
The ghost train 1976 Cinematography DK/Feature
When Svante Disappeared 1975 Cinematography DK/Feature
Familien Gyldenkål 1975 Cinematography DK/Feature
A Happy Divorce 1975 Cinematography DK/Feature
Vit byggja ikke Føroyar av praktiskum orsakum 1975 Cinematography DK/Documentary
The Olsen gang''s last escapade 1974 Cinematography DK/Feature
Cover girl 1974 Cinematography DK/Feature
Den kyske levemand 1974 Cinematography DK/Feature
I Jomfruens tegn 1973 Cinematography DK/Feature
Go-kart 1972 Direction, Script, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Man sku'' være noget ved musikken 1972 Cinematography DK/Feature
Swedish Fly Girls 1971 Cinematography Feature
The case of the missing clerk 1971 Cinematography DK/Feature
Cecilia - a Moorland Tragedy 1971 Cinematography DK/Feature
King Lear 1971 Cinematography DK/Feature
The Night Visitor 1971 Cinematography Feature
The only way 1970 Cinematography DK/Feature
The Sea - Denmark 1970 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Jazz All Around 1969 Cinematography DK/Feature
What happened to power? 1969 Cinematographer DK/Documentary
Sådan ligger landet 1968 Cinematography DK/Documentary
People Meet and Sweet Music Fills the Heart 1967 Cinematography DK/Feature
Cirkusrevyen 67 1967 Cinematography DK/Feature
The dance of death 1967 Cinematography Feature
The troll and the pixy 1967 Cinematography DK/Feature
Danske textiler 1967 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Hunger 1966 Cinematography DK/Feature
The Case of the 44''s 1966 Cinematography DK/Feature
The Girl and the Viscount 1966 Cinematography DK/Feature
Signalet 1966 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Once upon a time 1966 Director of Photography DK/Feature
Hit House 1965 Direction DK/Documentary
Før TV-Teatret kommer på skærmen 1965 Direction, Cinematography DK/Documentary
Hold da helt ferie 1965 Cinematography DK/Feature
Jensen længe leve! 1965 Cinematography DK/Feature
Ung 1965 Cinematography DK/Documentary
School for Suicide 1964 Cinematography DK/Feature
Kampen om Næsbygaard 1964 Cinematography DK/Feature
Tine 1964 Cinematography DK/Feature
Family Pictures 1964 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Hvad med os? 1963 Cinematography DK/Feature
The Girl and the Press Photographer 1963 Cinematography DK/Feature
Stop at red light 1963 Cinematography DK/Documentary
The duel 1962 Cinematography DK/Feature
Prinsesse for en dag 1962 Cinematography DK/Feature
Introduction to Denmark 1962 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Ren besked - om snavs 1962 Cinematography DK/Documentary
A World of Strangers 1962 Director of Photography DK/Feature
Danish design 1961 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Old People 1961 Cinematography DK/Documentary
The Liim Fiord 1961 Cinematography DK/Documentary
The Musketeers 1961 Cinematography DK/Feature
The painter Christine Swane 1959 Cinematography DK/Documentary
A Knotty Problem 1959 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
Andre folks børn 1958 Cinematography DK/Feature
Straight out on the airways 1958 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Introducing Denmark 1958 Cinematography DK/Documentary
A market town in Eastern Jutland 1957 Cinematography DK/Documentary
The Compenius-Organ in Denmark 1954 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Penge 1954 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Is the boy stupid? 1954 Cinematography DK/Documentary
The General Election 1953 1953 Cinematography DK/Short fiction
The Constitution of the Kingdom og Denmark by June 5 1953 1953 Cinematography Non-fiction footage
Hastighed under ansvar 1953 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Adam og Eva 1953 Cinematographer DK/Feature
Expert services 1952 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Byg om vinteren 1952 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Jo enklere jo bedre 1952 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Little Claus and Big Claus 1952 Cinematography Short fiction
Hold fingrene fra mor 1951 Cinematography DK/Feature
Bag de røde porte 1951 Cinematography DK/Feature
Lyn-fotografen 1950 Cinematography DK/Feature
I gabestokken 1950 Cinematography DK/Feature
The municipal council in Gentofte 1950 Cinematography DK/Documentary
Lejlighed til leje 1949 Camera assistant DK/Feature
Lykke paa Rejsen 1947 Camera assistant DK/Feature