Dr Jack Duncan

Dr Jack Duncan

Craig Hall
as Dr Jack Duncan

Well-known New Zealand actor Craig Hall has received critical acclaim for his film and television roles throughout New Zealand and Australia.

For Australian audiences Craig is best known for his portrayal of Dr Jack Duncan in A Place To Call Home.

Other TV credits include Hunters, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Dr Blake Mysteries, Howzat: The Kerry Packer War, Outrageous Fortune, East Of Everything, Underbelly: Razor, Tricky Business, Rake, Catching Milat, Venus & Mars, Auckland Daze and the TV movie Bloodlines, for which he won the 2011 AFTA for Best Supporting Actor.

His film work includes Savage Honeymoon, King Kong, The World’s Fastest Indian, The Water Horse, Boy, Love Birds, The Devil’s Rock, Show Of Hands, 30 Days of Night, Eagle vs Shark, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (his third film with Peter Jackson), Avalon High, Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Nerve, The Light Harvester and most recently appeared in Pete’s Dragon.

Craig’s theatre credits include The Mercy Seat, Killer Joe, Take Me Out, The Boys in the Band and The Lover.

In 2016, Craig returned to the NZ stage in a production of Venus in Fur for Auckland Theatre Company.

Craig is married to actress Sara Wiseman, his co-star and on screen wife Carolyn in A Place To Call Home.


Dr Jack Duncan

In season five, courtesy of Sir Richard Bennett, Jack finally became free of the deep secret that had plagued his identity for so long. As Craig Hall notes, Jack was in a vulnerable position yet somewhat strengthened by it. This season, Jack’s character will again be tested, and with more change afoot he will fight to hold on to the things he loves most.

For Craig Hall there’s much that he’ll take away from playing the caring yet scarred doctor: “I’ll know what not to do when you’re trying to deal with stuff that’s for sure. I like his ethic. He’s a character that I’ve felt very proud to have played, and I like the character and I like the person. He’s a fairly straight shooter and his whole thing has been to look after his community and part of that is his internal ethic and part of that has been to avoid his own issues.”