Harvey Zielinski is a transgender actor based in Melbourne, Australia, represented by McMahon Management. Harvey begun his FtM transition in July 2015 with HRT testosterone therapy, and had top-surgery in January 2016.
Harvey began acting in 1999 in W.A, and has had many years of diverse training and experience. He’s just graduated from the National Theatre Drama School (Advanced Diploma of Acting; 2015-2017). In 2017 he was awarded the Cybec Foundation scholarship there for ‘professional potential.’
Harvey’s recent credits include: Coal in the feature film Zoe.Misplaced (dir: Mekelle Mills), Sam in the MOFILMS short film Coming Home (dir: Summer Deroche, Flickerfest 2017) and Chris in seasons four and five of popular SBS2/web-series Starting From… Now! (dir: Julie Kalceff). Starting From Now won the 2016 Hollywood Web-series festival Global Best LGBT series award. Harvey was also one of 5 people interviewed for the transgender episode of ABC documentary series You Can’t Ask That (2016) and recently performed in MKA: Theatre of New Writing show 186,000, directed by Kerith Manderson-Galvin. He directed his National Theatre drama school graduating class’s devised show I Will Not Be Here Long in October 2017. His work in 186,000 was called ‘achingly vulnerable’ (C.Woodhead, SMH), and ‘infinitely wise’ (C.Boyd, The Australian). His performance in Zoe.Misplaced was labelled ‘exceptional’ by Cinema Australia.
Harvey will be playing Lee in the 2018 feature film Some Happy Day, directed by Catherine Hill, and he and Kerith Manderson-Galvin are developing The Fly, a devised project that had a development preview at the Arts Centre Melbourne in July 2017.
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For all enquiries please contact McMahon Management.