Christien Anholt

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Christien Anholt
Born Christien Alexis Anholt
(1971-02-25) 25 February 1971 (age 44)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Parent(s) Tony Anholt

Christien Alexis Anholt (born 25 February 1971) is an English stage, television and film actor best known for his role as Nigel Bailey on the television series Relic Hunter.[1][2] He is the son of actor Tony Anholt. He resides in London.

Anholt was born in London and began his acting career in 1988 at age 17 after winning the role of "Hans" in Reunion, for which Anholt received a Best Actor nomination at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. He later received the Best Actor at the E'Febo Doro award in Sicily in 1990. Harold Pinter, who wrote the screenplay for Reunion, recommended Anholt to playwright Ronald Harwood, who cast him as "Leonard"/"Jeremy Lands" in his play Another Time, starring Albert Finney. Harwood recommended him to director Franco Zeffirelli, who cast him as 'Marcelus' alongside Mel Gibson in the film Hamlet (1990). He starred opposite Kate Beckinsale, Sam Neill and Judy Davis in the Hallmark production One Against the Wind, and alongside Stephen Dorff in The Power of One, directed by John G. Avilsden.[3]

Steven Spielberg selected Anholt to play Clive Owen's brother in the well-received TV series pilot Class Of '61. He received positive reviews for his portrayal of "Gary Warrell" in the BBC's Money For Nothing. He has been featured in Seventeen opposite Rachel Weisz, and in Hard Times opposite Richard E. Grant and Sir Alan Bates. The Harpist earned Anholt another Best Actor nomination, this time at the Geneva Film Festival in 1997. This was followed by Preaching to the Perverted, The Ruby Ring, and in George Milton's Appetite. Anholt returned to the West End in Terence Rattigan's In Praise Of Love and was again cast by Harold Pinter and director David Jones opposite Pinter himself, in The Hothouse.[3]

In 1999 Anholt was cast as "Nigel Bailey" in Relic Hunter which ran for three seasons. More recently Anholt guest starred in two episodes of Adventure Inc, alongside Michael Biehn, and had a cameo in The Conclave. He starred opposite James Franco and Jean Reno in the World War One drama Flyboys, and can be seen alongside Thora Birch in Dark Corners.[3]



  1. ^ "The Los Angeles Times". 25 September 1999. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "The New York Times". 18 January 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Christien Anholt at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ "Official free stream of the movie and information from behind the scenes". Retrieved 2014-02-25.