|Born||Christien Alexis Anholt
25 February 1971
London, England, UK
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. 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.
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.
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.
- Reunion (1989) .... Hans Strauss, as a young man (aka Ami retrouvé, L' (France) (aka Wiedergefundene Freund, Der (West Germany)
- Doctor Who - "The Curse of Fenric" .... Perkins (3 episodes, 1989)
- Hamlet (1990-I) .... Marcellus
- Press Gang: "The Last Word" (Parts 1 and 2) .... Clown / Donald Cooper (1991)
- Casualty "Humpty Dumpty" .... Jude (1 episode, 1991)
- One Against the Wind (1991) (TV) .... Maurice Lindell, Mary's Son
- The Power of One (1992) .... Date at Dinner (aka Puissance de l'ange, La (France)
- The Blackheath Poisonings (1992) (TV) .... Paul Vandervent
- Class of '61 (1993) (TV) .... Terry O'Neil
- Screen One: Money for Nothing .... Gary Warrell (1 episode, 1993)
- Seventeen (1994) (TV)
- Hard Times (1994) (TV) .... Tom
- The 10 Percenters "Runner" .... Adrian (1 episode, 1996)
- Cadfael "The Devil's Novice" .... Meriet Ashby (1 episode, 1996) (aka Mystery!: Cadfael (USA))
- The Harpist (1997) .... Ferdinand Rupitsch (aka Harfenspielerin, Die (Germany)
- Preaching to the Perverted (1997) .... Peter Emery
- The Ruby Ring (1997) (TV) .... Robert Langley
- Appetite (1998) .... Nelson
- Nightworld: 30 Years to Life (1998) (TV) .... Derek (aka 30 Years to Life (Canada: English title) (USA))
- Felicity .... Paul (1 episode, 1998)
- The Waiting Time (1999) (TV) .... Ben Rogers
- "The Making of 'Relic Hunter III'" (2001) (TV) .... Himself
- Relic Hunter .... Nigel Bailey (66 episodes, 1999–2002) (aka Relic Hunter - Die Schatzjägerin (Germany) (aka Sydney Fox l'aventurière (France) (aka Caçadora de Relíquias (Brazil)
- Adventure Inc.... Brother John (2 episodes, 2003) (aka Aventure et associés (Canada: French title: dubbed version)
- Dark Corners (2006) .... David Hamilton
- Flyboys (2006) .... Higgins
- Ben 10: Race Against Time (2007) .... Eon
- "The Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 25 September 1999. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
- "The New York Times". Movies.nytimes.com. 18 January 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
- Christien Anholt at the Internet Movie Database
- "Official free stream of the movie and information from behind the scenes". Timfirth.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25.