Christien Anholt

Last updated 09 January 2020

Christien Anholt
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Christien Alexis Anholt

Born: Thursday 25th February 1971 (age: 53)


Christien Anholt began his acting career in 1988 at the age of 17 after winning the coveted role of 'Hans' in the motion picture "Reunion," directed by Jerry Schatzberg and starring Jason Robards. 

For his debut performance, Anholt received a Best Actor nomination at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, and went on to win Best Actor at the E'Febo Doro awards in Sicilly in 1990. Harold Pinter, who wrote the screenplay for "Reunion" recommended Anholt to Playwrite Ronald Harwood, who cast Anholt as 'Leonard/Jeremy Lands' in his new play "Another Time" starring Albert Finney.

Franco Zeffirelli cast Anholt as 'Marcelus' alongside Mel Gibson in the motion picture "Hamlet" Anholt went on to star opposite Kate Beckinsale, Sam Niel and Judy Davis in Hallmark's production "One Against The Wind" 

Television movies include "Seventeen" opposite Rachel Wiesz, BBC's "Hard Times" opposite Alan Bates & Richard E.Grant. "The Harpist" in which his performance earned him another Best Actor nomination, this time at the Geneva Film Festival in 1997 "Preaching To The Perverted," "The Ruby Ring" another Hallmark production, and George Miltons "Appetite" 

Anholt returned to London's west end in Terrance Rattigan's "In Praise Of Love" and was once again cast by Harold Pinter and Director David Jones opposite Harold Pinter in Pinter's thriller, "The Hothouse."