Chris Nietvelt

Chris Nietvelt (1962) was a member of Toneelgroep Amsterdam from 1988 to 1994, and returned in 2005.

In season 19|20 she will perform in the premieres of Freud (director Ivo van Hove) and The good hope (director Simon Stone) and in the revivals of Falling man, The cherry orchard, Roman Tragedies (Theo d'Or 2008) and Kings of war.


Nietvelt played before at the ensemble in May we be forgiven, The maids, The glass menagerie (nomination Theo d'Or), Mary Stuart (nomination Theo d'Or), Teorema, Phaedra, And We Will Never be Parted, Disgrace, The Russians!, La grande bouffe, Macbeth (as Lady Macbeth), The Seagull, Blood Wedding, Hamlet vs Hamlet, Liliom, Cries and whispers, Children of the sun, Opening Night (nomination Colombina), Ifigeneia in Aulis, Naar Damascus, Oresteia (nomination Colombina), Don Carlos, Perfect wedding, Cocktail, Bergtaal, Count your blessings, De mooie onbekende, Het mondeling verraad, Lady Windermere's fan, Penthesilea, Variété, Andromache, Anne Frank, de tentoonstelling, Bekende gezichten, gemengde gevoelens, Ballet, Lulu, Boeing boeing, Kras and Titus, geen Shakespeare.

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.


De Standaard - 'De actrice die ik nu ben, ben ik door haar.' - 9 nov 15
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VRT KLARA - De liefhebber - 7 feb 15
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Opzij - Rivaliteit & liefde tussen twee machtige vrouwen - 1 dec 14
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Trouw - Lady Macbeth - 23 apr 14
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Hollands Diep - Dieren zijn er om opgegeten te worden - dec 10
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Eindhovens Dagblad - Koningin van de wanhoop - 1 dec 10
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Eindhovens Dagblad - Pendelen tussen Johan en Ivo - 22 mrt 10
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Vrij Nederland - Alleen maar voluit - 20 sep 08
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Volkskrant - 'Een beetje glamour, dat streelt' - 24 jan 08
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De Morgen - Chris Nietvelt schittert in Opening Night - 1 sep 06
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In the late 1950s, French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre wrote The Freud Scenario, at the request of Hollywood director John Huston. Sartre is completely immersed in the subject, that he writes a script for a seven hour movie. Huston reduces the many hundreds of pages to a two-hour film. Because ...
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After having stayed in Paris for several years, the widow Ranevskaya returns to her family home in Russia. She encounters a changed world. The family’s debts have become so great that the house and estate will have to be auctioned. Businessman Lopakhin sees a way out. He proposes to cut down th...
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Ivo van Hove’s epic is ‘one of the most audacious Shakespeare productions of the modern era’ (Time Out), and immerses you in the midst of the multimedia action.
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Don DeLillo is the most eminent chronicler of his country and his time. In numerous novels and stories, he researches the often destructive impact of large events and social changes – such as the Cold War and nuclear threat, the digital age and globalization – on the lives of ordinary people.
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Simon Stone has relocated the central fishing village in The good hope to the arrival hall of an airport, where family and friends await the return of their loved ones. With fast, razor-sharp dialogue, he transforms the ultimate Dutch drama classic into a story from and about our time.