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 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 new play "Another Time" starring Albert Finney. The play, its cast, including Anholt enjoyed rave reviews and a sell-out run at London's Wyndham Theatre. Harwood then recommended him to Director Franco Zeffirelli, who cast Anholt as 'Marcellus' 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 of "One Against The Wind" He then acted alongside Steven Dorff in "The Power Of One" directed by John G. Avilsden. Steven Spielberg hand picked Anholt to play Clive Owen's brother 'Terry O'Niel' a series lead, in the critically acclaimed "Class Of 61"; A TV movie/back door pilot. He received electrifying reviews for his portrayal of 'Gary Warrell' in the BBC Screen2's production of "Money For Nothing." A string of television movies and feature films followed including, "Seventeen" opposite Rachel Wiesz, "Mama's Back" playing Joan Collin's son and BBC's "Hard Times" opposite Alan Bates, Bob Peck & Richard E.Grant. He went on to star in "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" followed. Anholt then 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." Again to rave reviews. In 1999 Anholt was cast as 'Nigel Bailey' a series lead opposite Tia Carrere,in "Relic Hunter" which ran for 3 seasons. He then went on to guest star in two episodes of "Adventure Inc", alongside Michael Biehn. He then had a cameo in "The Conclave", played 'Higgins', one of the fly boys, alongside James Franco, in the motion picture "Flyboys" Produced by Dean Devlin and Directed by Tony Bill. Following that he starred opposite Thora Birch in "Dark Corners" Directed by Ray Gower and "Ben 10 Race Against Time" More recently Anholt appeared in BBC's Doctors and the movie short "Severed Garden". Anholt resides in London, England.
Christien is currently appearing in various stage plays in London.