Manage episode 294234155 series 2818826
Transitioning during drama school, booking a major Hollywood gig and modern masculinity with trans actor and writer Harvey Zielinksi.
Harvey Zielinski is a transgender actor (he/him) based in Melbourne, Australia. He is represented by Mollison Keightley Management in Australia and Grandview in L.A. Harvey graduated from The National Theatre Drama School in 2017, as their 2017 Cybec Foundation Scholarship recipient. Harvey was the Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre graduate ensemble member for 2018, performing there in Taylor Mac’s Hir (Dir: Daniel Clarke), Annie Baker’s The Antipodes (Dir: Ella Caldwell) and Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer (Dir: Stephen Nicolazzo). Also in 2018, Harvey won a Casting Guild of Australia Rising Star Award and was a Heath Ledger Scholarship top ten finalist. Harvey plays series lead Abel in the Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) directed U.S sci-fi series, Don’t Look Deeper, for Quibi, opposite Don Cheadle, Helena Howard, and Emily Mortimer. Don’t Look Deeper premiered on July 27th 2020. Harvey’s upcoming releases include Why Are You Like This (ABC), My First Summer (FF, Katie Found) and Some Happy Day (FF, Catherine Hill). Other credits include the narration for Honeybee by Craig Silvey (Jasper Jones), Gender Euphoria (Mardi Gras Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Midsumma Festival), Get Krack!n S2 (ABC, Kate McLennan/Kate McCartney) ground-breaking documentary series You Can’t Ask That (ABC), and Starting From…Now! (SBS/web, Dir: Julie Kalceff, over 100 million views worldwide).
Outside of acting, Harvey writes, and his first feature length screenplay has received development funding from the ABC’s Fresh Start Fund. Harvey’s life’s work and passion is acting; he is rapidly forming part of the ever-improving representation of transgender characters and stories and is a public advocate for the continuation of this work.
You can catch Harvey in the immersive theatre experience Because The Night, now playing at Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne, Aus.
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