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Chris Nietvelt

Chris Nietvelt (1962) was a member of Toneelgroep Amsterdam from 1988 to 1994, and returned in 2005. In 16|17 she will appear in the premiere of The maids (director Katie Mitchell) and the revivals of The glass menagerie (nomination Theo d'Or), Kings of war and Roman Tragedies (Theo d'Or). She appeared at TA in La Grande Bouffe, Teorema, Phaedra, Disgrace, The Russians!, Macbeth (as Lady Macbeth), Blood Wedding, The Seagull, And We Will Never be Parted, Hamlet vs Hamlet, Liliom, Opening Night (nomination Colombina), Cries and whispers and Mary Stuart (nomination Theo d'Or). 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 2015 she received a Theo d'Or nomination for her part in Mary Stuart and in 2016 a Theo d'Or nomination for her part in The glass menagerie.

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.