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Holestone Gate Road
Holestone Moor
Ashover
Derbyshire
S45 0JS
UK

About Us

Honeybank Animal Actors is a highly professional company which is big enough to cope, and small enough to care.  For us, no job is too big nor too small, and every job is treated as the most important.  Our excellent reputation has been built on this approach, and we intend to keep that reputation.

The company was formed in 1991, but prior to that, James McKay had been supplying animals to the media for almost 10 years.  For almost 40 years, we have supplied animals for film, stills, videos, and live performances.  Honeybank Animal Actors is a small, dedicated and highly motivated team, working with you to produce the best results for your project.

We have many animals - ranging from locusts to eagles, mice to horses, millipedes to snakes - all raised and trained for the job, and all friendly and highly trained.  Our attention to detail and caring attitude

Fully licensed and insured, we work to our own, extremely strict, Code of Practice, which exceeds all H&S and animal welfare considerations, ensuring the safety of all the team - animals, trainers, actors and other staff - is always given the highest priority at all times.

If we don’t seem to have exactly what you’re looking for – please ask us.  We have too many animals to allow us to list every one on our website.  We also have a nationwide network of trainers and owners who keep a wide range of animals. 

You can rest assured, if it’s available in the UK - we can get it.

If required, we can train animals specifically for your needs; please contact us for details.  We are available on a consultancy basis, and can carry out all pre-production work, including risk assessment for work involving animals of any kind.

Our staff are experienced in their work, and know about camera angles, and what looks best on screen.

We are registered with DEFRA and licensed under the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act, 1925.

Working in all parts of the UK, all animals are accompanied by highly experienced professional handlers.

Whatever your requirements for animals, we can meet them to your complete satisfaction.  Contact us first for a truly professional service.  You won’t be disappointed.

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Credits

Production Type Year Role
Deadly 60 TV 2014 Animal Handler
Live n Deadly TV 2014 Animal Handler
The Book that Changed the World Film 2011 Falconer

Team

Name Role
James McKay Director