Craig Walsh-Wrightson

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Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) | Deadline Gallipoli (2015) | Legend of the Seeker (2008)
5' 10" (1.78m)
Salt/Pepper (Receding)
165 lbs
Swimming | Martial Arts | Boxing | Fencing | Equestrian | Snow Skiing  Less
German | French | Italian | Australian | Russian | Scottish | Irish | British  Less
English (native speaker) | fluent scripted French & Latin
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Producing | Directing | Composing | Acting | Writing | Production | Producing | Directing | Composing | Acting | Writing | Production  Less
NZ (with valid passport)
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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • TSB Bank TVc * – The Banker Gregor Nicholas / Flying Fish
  • Hornbach Baumarkt AG (Germany) TVc * – Handsaw man Martin Kejci / Curious Films
  • Stouffers USA: 'Three Fields' TVc * – Wheat farmer Josh Miller / Cherokee Films
  • BNZ Bank 'Be good with money' * – Multi-media campaign narrator Colenso BBDO
  • Nissan Juke: 'Genghis Khan', 'Napoleon', 'Alexander the Great' TVcs * – TVcs voice-over Whybin Australia
  • Chorus 'Gigatown' UltraFastBroadband TVcs * – TVcs voice-over Chameleon agency
  • Toyota Racing Series 'Boy' * – TVc voice-over Saatchi & Saatchi
  • 'Bombshell - The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior' * – Minister of Defence Charles Hernu Screentime / Ric Pellizzeri
  • 'Deadine Gallipoli' TV mini-series * – General Sir Charles Monro Michael Rymer / Gallipoli Pictures Pty. Australia
  • 'Venus & Mars' * – 'Ian Johnstone': 'Crimewatch' presenter John Laing / Screentime NZ Ltd.
  • Path of Exile * – Voice of 'Dominus' (aka 'Targuiled') Damien Caine/Grinding Gear Games

Education & Training (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Victoria University of Wellington ('V.U.W.') * – Bachelor of Arts Wellington, NEW ZEALAND

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

  • Founder/Creative Director HOLD THAT TIGER LIMITED NZ *
  • Founder/Creative Director SAATCHI & SAATCHI NEW ZEALAND *
  • Founder/Creative Director CAMPAIGN ADVERTISING GROUP NZ *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

BACKSTORY: Craig Walsh-Wrightson
  • * Seen worldwide as 'Solonius' in Season One of Starz USA's international hit TV series ‘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 who re-branded the agency and Craig became co-founder and Executive Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand.

    Craig has written, produced (and occasionally directed) over 110 major TV commercials.

    Also known as a composer, lyricist and music producer, he has created dozens of radio and TV commercial music soundtracks.

    Craig is a four-time 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 Television New Zealand 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, Nissan,
    BNZ Bank, Suzuki, and McDonalds.

    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 series '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 duel to the death 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... even before its recent availability on Netflix.

    Other recent credits include the mini-series 'Deadline Gallipoli' (as British general Sir Charles Monro)
    and the telemovie 'Bombshell - The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior' (as French Minister of Defence Charles Hernu).

    And coming up: Craig continues his parallel career as a voice-over artist... reprising his role as 'Dominus' in the latest version of Grinding Gear Games' blockbuster videogame 'Path of Exile', played by over 14 million enthusiastic subscribers.

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