Craig Walsh-Wrightson

Vitals

Gender
Male
Age Range
60 - 70
Height
178cm
Base Location
Auckland
Available In
International
Skills
Actor, Commercial Talent, Composer, Director, Model, Presenter, Prof. Musician, Prof. Singer, Voice Artist, Writer, Musician
Hair
Greying, Dark Brown
Eye
Blue
Pdf Bio

Agent

New Zealand Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency

Voice Agent
Piranha Talent Agency
Feature Photo
Craig Walsh-Wrightson
Feature Clip

Credits

2018

Television
Karl
The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 5

2016

Television
Charles Hernu, Minister of Defence
'Bombshell - The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior'
Screentime
Ric Pellizzeri

2015

Voice Over
TV etc voice over
ToyotaRacingSeries'Boy'
Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland
Jane Oak
Television
General Monro
Deadline Gallipoli
Gallipoli Pictures Pty Ltd
Michael Rymer

2014

Television
Ian Johnson
Venus and Mars
Screentime NZ Ltd of Auckland
John Laing

2013+

Voice Over
Multi-media v/o
Bank of New Zealand
Colenso BBDO Auckland
NickWorthington/JenStorey
Voice Over
Tvc series voice over
Chorus 'UFB-Gigatown'
Chameleon Auckland
SimonShattky/Nic Craig

2013

Voice Over
TVc series voice over
Nissan Duke (Australia)
Whybin/TBWA Melbourne
Steve Rogers
Commercial
The Banker
TSB Bank
Flying Fish
Gregor Nicholas

2012

Video
Targuiled (Voice)
Path of Exile
Grinding Gear Games
Damien Caine
Short Film
Thom
Snooze Time
Ivan Barge
Television
Anger Management Counsellor
Auckland Daze
Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions Limited
Kiel McNaughton
Commercial
Handsaw man
Hornbach Baumarkt AG (Germany)
Curious Films (NZ line producers)
Martin Kejci

2011

Television
Det. Sgt. Len Johnstone
'The Investigator: The Crewe murders'
Red Sky
Bryan Bruce
Television
Williams
'Entsheidung des Herzens' ('Whisky Island') telefeature
GFC Germany
John Delbridge
Commercial
Wheat farmer
'Three fields' TVc
Stouffers USA / Cherokee Films
Josh Miller

2010

Television
Solonius (Series Regular)
Spartacus [PREQUEL]: Gods of the Arena
Pacific Renaissance Pictures Ltd.
Various

2009

Television
Solonius (Series Regular)
Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Pacific Renaissance Pictures Ltd
Various

2008

Television
Fraden
Legend of the Seeker
Pacific Renaissance for Walt Disney/ABC-TV series
Mark Beesley, Luke Robinson
Television
Fraden
Legend of the Seeker 'Prophecy'
The Walt Disney Company New Zealand Limited
Mark Beesley
Television
Delegate James Mason
The Pretender Series 2
Great Southern Television
Peter Berger, Jonathon Brough

2007

Television
Mike McCarthy
Outrageous Fortune 3
South Pacific Pictures series
Mark Beesley, Britta Johnstone
Television
Tom
Burying Brian
Eyeworks Touchdown series
Peter Berger, Chris Bailey

2004

Television
Aldous Means
Maiden Voyage
Carlton America
Colin Budds

2003

Feature Film
Aldous Means
Maiden Voyage - Ocean Hijack
Village Roadshow / Carlton America
Colin Budds

2000

Feature Film
Partygoer
The Vertical Limit
Mountain High Productions
Martin Campbell
Documentary
Narrator6x90'series
'OurPeople,OurCentury'
Ninox Films
David Harry Baldock
Television
Roman Captain
Xena: Path of Vengeance
Pacific Renaissance Pictures
Chris Martin-Jones
Television
Darkman
Dark Knight - Spellbound
Palana Productions
Mark Ezra

1999

Television
Harvey
Duggan - Sneakers
Communicado Productions
Mike Smith

1997

Television
King Lynaeus
Xena: For Him the Bell Tolls
Pacific Renaissance Pictures
Josh Becker
Television
Lysis The Priest
Xena : The Furies
Pacific Renaissance Pictures
Charles Siebert

1989

Presenter
Presenter / Interviewer
New Zealand Marketing Awards Show
Visibility/TVNZ
Mike Bird

1988

Presenter
Presenter / Interviewer
NZ Marketing Awards

1986

Presenter
Series Presenter
Money Go Round
TVNZ
Diane Gilliam-Knight
Presenter
TVNZ Anchorman / Interviewer
Money Go Round
Television New Zealand

Presenter
TVNZ Panellist vs Brian Edwards
Let Me Speak
Television New Zealand

Skills & Attributes

Shoe Size
10
Clothing Size
Male - M
Waist
85cm
Neck
42cm
Chest
105cm
Hip
99cm
Natural Accent
English, New Zealand
Ethnicity
Caucasian, New Zealand
Accents
American Standard, Australian, English, French, German, Irish, Italian, New Zealand, Russian, Scottish, Cockney, South African, Welsh
Languages
French, English
Hair Length
Balding, Short
Hair Style
Straight
Instrumental
Guitar
Dance
Ballroom
Singing
Blues, Country & Western , Jazz, Musical Theatre, Rock, Folk, Pop, Contemporary
Singing Range
Baritone
Sport
Boxing, Fencing, Horse Riding, Ice Skating, Martial Arts, Rowing, Sailing, Snow Skiing, Swimming, Water Skiing, Motorcross, Table Tennis
Drivers Licences
Car, Motorcycle
Model Work Types
Runway, Commercial
Professional Skills
Actor, Commercial Talent, Composer, Director, Model, Presenter, Prof. Musician, Prof. Singer, Voice Artist, Writer, Musician

Media

Public Media
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Notes

Seen on U.S. TV as 'Solonius' in Season One of the Starz' international hit show ‘Spartacus Blood and Sand’ and then the Prequel season 'Spartacus Gods of the Arena', New Zealand-born Craig Walsh-Wrightson brings to acting the experience of several real-life roles adventurously lived. Educated partly in England, where he was a summa cum laude student, he declined the offer of a Charterhouse Scholarship to return home, later completing a double Bachelor’s degree in History and English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington, while also reading Politics, French and Economics. During post-graduate studies in Modern History, he was recruited by the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation as a documentary-maker, then was headhunted by a national advertising agency as a writer and TV producer. At age 24 he co-founded January Productions, Australasia’s first multi-media creative consultancy and production house. With Craig as Executive Creative Director, this partnership developed into a top national advertising agency, Campaign Advertising Group. Ten years later Craig and his partners sold their company to UK interests and Campaign became Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand. Craig has written, produced (and occasionally directed) over 110 major TV commercials. He has also created dozens of radio and TV commercial music soundtracks as a composer, lyricist and music producer. Craig is a multi-AXIS Award winner (the NZ equivalent of the U.S. advertising industry's 'Clio' awards) as a writer, art director, producer, and film director. As presenter/anchorman/interviewer he fronted the primetime TVNZ series 'Money Go Round'. An award-winning international voice-over artist and narrator, Craig's credits include Cadbury's, Coca Cola, Lexus, L'Oreal, Rexona, Vodafone, Repsol, Skins Athletic, CBS Records. EMI, Mitsubishi, McDonalds, Suzuki and BNZ. His full-length narration on the NZ Book Council's 'Going West' animated cinema commercial contributed to its winning a host of awards including Gold Lion at Cannes. And he has shared 'Best Documentary' honours in the NZFTA Awards (equivalent to a U.S. 'Emmy') as narrator of Television New Zealand's 6 x 90-minutes millenium production 'Our People. Our Century'. Obviously, given such busy former lives, Craig came late to screen acting as a career, but quickly established his reputation as a charismatic performer on series such as 'Xena Warrior Princess', 'Outrageous Fortune', 'Burying Brian', 'The Pretender' and Disney's 'Legend of the Seeker'. In what was to be a brief guest role in the first 'Spartacus' season, Craig so impressed producer Chloe Smith and executive producers Rob Tapert, Josh Donen, Sam Raimi and Steven DeKnight - especially in his intense scenes with John Hannah's 'Bataiatus' and Lucy Lawless' 'Lucrezia' - that his character 'Solonius' was written into 8 of the 13 episodes... culminating in a magnificent death-duel with 'Spartacus' himself. (Guess who won?) And then 'Solonius' returned to life - this time as 'Batiatus' closest friend - for all 6 episodes of the top-rating Prequel season 'Spartacus Gods of the Arena'. For Craig 'Solonius' has proved truly an international breakthrough role - with the Emmy-nominated 'Spartacus' screening in 15 languages to tens of millions of viewers in 150 countries including the USA, Mexico, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Korea, Turkey, and Russia. (And all that even before it aired on Netflix.) Other recent portrayals include British general Sir Charles Monro in the mini-series 'Deadline Gallipoli', French Minister of Defence Charles Hernu in the Netflix movie 'Bombshell: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior', and Emperor Tiberius in the upcoming season two of the Netflix Original series 'Roman Empire'.