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Christien Anholt

Christien Anholt

Anholt began his acting career ten years ago 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 was nominated for Best Actor at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. After making Reunion, the film's screenwriter, author Harold Pinter, suggested Anholt for a play by Ronald Harwood called Another Time, which also starred Albert Finney and Janet Suzman. In 1995, Pinter again tapped Anholt, this time to appear in his London production of The Hothouse, which Pinter also wrote and directed. Anholt received rave reviews for his breakout performance. His distinguished London theatre career also includes The Lion in Winter and In Praise of Love.

For television, Anholt starred alongside Sam Neill and Judy Davis in the telefilm One Against the Wind, directed by Larry Elikann. He was then handpicked by Steven Spielberg to star in the pilot Class of '61. Other appearances include a starring role in Hallmark Entertainment's The Ruby Ring with Rutger Hauer and a recent guest spot on The WB's Felicity.

On the big screen, Anholt has worked with director Franco Zeffirelli, starring as Marcellus opposite Mel Gibson and Glenn Close in Hamlet. The actor was nominated for Best Actor at the 1997 Geneva Film Festival for the German film The Harpist, and has starred in the British independent films 'Appetite and Preaching to the Perverted'.

A London native, Anholt lives in Chiswick, England.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Christien Anholt Facts

Birth Name Christien Alexis Anholt
BirthdayFebruary 25, 1971 (51)
BirthplaceEngland, United Kingdom
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Christien Anholt compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Preaching to the Perverted
Cadfael: The Complete Collection
Dark Corners
Hard Times Episode 2
Class of '61
Exxon Mobil Masterpiece Theater: The Blackheath Poisonings
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