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Chris Nietvelt

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Chris Nietvelt (1962) was a member of Toneelgroep Amsterdam from 1988 to 1994, and returned in 2005. She appeared in La Grande Bouffe, Opening Night, Roman Tragedies, Teorema, Phaedra, Cries and Whispers, Disgrace, Macbeth (as Lady Macbeth), Bood Wedding, The Seagull and And We Will Never be Parted.

This season she appears in the revival of Hamlet vs Hamlet (directed by Guy Cassiers) and two new productions of Ivo van Hove: Mary Stuart and Kings of war.

In 2008, she was awarded the Theo d’Or for best actress for her role as Cleopatra in Roman Tragedies. In 2007, she was nominated best supporting actress for her role in Oresteia and in 2006 for her role in Opening Night. In 1994, Nietvelt joined the theatre company ZT Hollandia, where she became one of the company’s defining actresses. She also acted in the highly acclaimed production of Houllebecq’s Atomised in collaboration with the Schauspielhaus in Zürich, directed by Johan Simons. In 2008, Nietvelt played the role of the courtisan Marquerite Gautier in Van Hove’s German language production Kameliendame.

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