Harvey Zielinski is an actor and writer based in Melbourne, Australia. 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 currently in his 3rd year at 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). Harvey also recently performed in MKA: Theatre of New Writing show 186,000, directed by Kerith Manderson-Galvin. 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.
His full resume can be found on the Acting Credits page.
Other past projects include: All War is Deception (Melbourne Fringe Festival), The Farce of Sodom (Adelaide Fringe Festival), and Quills (Mockingbird Theatre Company).
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