“His performance is remarkably complicated…” – KeithGow.com
“Zielinski’s spunky, naive and narcissistic Max is both adorable and relatable…” – Daily Review
“His performance as the betrayed best friend is exceptional…” – Cinema Australia
“Achingly vulnerable…” – The Age
“Infinitely wise…” – The Australian
“Remarkable work…” – Australian Arts Review
“Zielinski hovers quite perfectly between confidence and uncertainty…” – In Review
“A dignified performance with heart and dimension” – Theatre Press
Harvey Zielinski is a 27 year old transgender actor based in Melbourne, Australia, represented by McMahon Management.
Harvey began acting in 1999 in W.A. In 2017 he graduated from the National Theatre Drama School (Advanced Diploma of Acting; 2015-2017). There he was awarded the Cybec Foundation scholarship for ‘professional potential’ in 2017. In his graduating year he was selected to direct his classes devised show, I Will Not Be Here Long.
After graduating Harvey was swiftly cast as Max in Taylor Mac’s Hir at Red Stitch Actor’s Theatre, directed by Daniel Clarke. Harvey performed alongside Belinda McLory, Ben Grant and Jordan Fraser-Trumble. Soon after being cast in Hir, Harvey was also awarded the 2018 Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre Graduate Ensemble Member position. He is currently Assistant Directing Right Now for Red Stitch.
Harvey’s other credits include: Lee in 2018 feature film Some Happy Day (dir: Catherine Hill), Coal in 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). Harvey was also one of 5 people interviewed for the transgender episode of ABC documentary series You Can’t Ask That (2016) and performed in MKA: Theatre of New Writing show 186,000, directed by Kerith Manderson-Galvin. For a complete list of Harvey’s work, please visit: CV.