About

harvey
Graduating headshot 2017 – Julian Dolman

Harvey Zielinski is a 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 directed his classes devised show, I Will Not Be Here Long. 

After graduating Harvey was cast as Max in Taylor Mac’s Hir at Red Stitch Actor’s Theatre as part of Midsumma Festival 2018, directed by Daniel Clarke. Harvey will perform alongside Belinda McLory, Paul Ashcroft and Ben Grant. Soon after being cast in Hir, Harvey was also awarded the 2018 Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre Graduate Ensemble Member position.

Harvey’s other credits include: Lee in the 2018 feature film Some Happy Day (dir: Catherine Hill), 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). 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. 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 judged as ‘exceptional’ by Cinema Australia.

Read Harvey’s interview with The Sydney Morning Herald talking Hir, queer theory, male privilege and being trans – Jan 8th 2018

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