Marc Brandel's original name, Marcus Beresford; was name legally changed during the 1960's. He was born 28 March 1919, in London, England; son of John Davis (a writer) Beresford.
He was educated at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, 1937-38, and Westminster College, 1939-40 and worked as a writer and as the Chairman of Dover Film Production. However, during Work War II was a Merchant Marine.
Marc later married Ruda Podemska and had three children: Antonia, Vanessa Tara, and Shaena .
As of 1989 Marc was living in Santa Monica, California.