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

Christien Anholt
Christien Alexis Anholt

(1971-02-25) 25 February 1971 (age 48)
Parent(s)Tony Anholt


Anholt was born in London and began his acting career in 1988 in Reunion. He was then cast as "Leonard"/"Jeremy Lands" in the Harold Pinter play Another Time. He went on to play 'Marcelus' alongside Mel Gibson in the Franco Zeffirelli 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 TV series pilot Class Of '61. He appeared 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 and in The Harpist. 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 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. After that Anholt guest starred in two episodes of Adventure Inc, alongside Michael Biehn, and had a cameo in The Conclave. He appeared opposite James Franco and Jean Reno in the World War One drama Flyboys, and can be seen alongside Thora Birch in Dark Corners.[3]. In 2007 Anholt appeared in the movie, Ben 10 Race Against Time, in which he played a alien called Eon. In more recent years he appeared in several short movies such as Severed Garden, Ghosted and Meanders.

In 2014 Anholt returned to the stage and since then he has appeared in numerous plays such as Blue Bird, Wastwater, Dog Ends, Montagu, The Two Faces of Agent Lacey and Permanence. He also appeared on the small screen in Doctors and Holby City. He also does voice over work such as The Rise and Fall of Hitler etc.



  1. ^ Linan, Steven (25 September 1999). "The Los Angeles Times". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  2. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. 18 January 2007. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Christien Anholt on IMDb
  4. ^ "Official free stream of the movie and information from behind the scenes". Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  5. ^, accessed 13 June 2017

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