The Damnation of Harvey McHugh - Netflix
This sharp black comedy, with strong elements of political satire, follows the misadventures of a naive young clerk, Harvey McHugh, as he tries to secure a permanent position in the Australian Public Service. As his quest progresses, Harvey gains many startling insights into how the Australian government and bureaucracy operates behind the scenes, especially through his dealings with the powerful and manipulative politician, Michael Muldoon - invariably referred to simply as "The Minister" -- who heads the department where Harvey is employed and who thinks nothing of resorting to corruption, murder, terrorism, and using Harvey as a guinea pig in illegal medical experiments to cure his long-term fatal illness. What is more, Harvey is so innocent and trusting that he doesn't realise any of this is going on.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Damnation of Harvey McHugh - Gerald Lepkowski - Netflix
Gerald Lepkowski is a Scottish-Australian television and stage actor, who has had guest roles in Australian and British productions, before landing the lead role in drama series Dirt Game in Australia in 2009.
The Damnation of Harvey McHugh - Career - Netflix
Lepkowski worked extensively in Australia on the stage, and he played Tysefew in 'The Dutch Courtesan', Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, Roger & Arthur in The Balcony, Vershinin in The Three Sisters, Krogstaad in A Doll's House and Orsino in Twelfth Night, all with the Melbourne Theatre Company. Lepkowski then went on to appear in several Australian TV series from 1994, starring in The Damnation of Harvey McHugh in a guest role. Since then, he has been in guest roles in other television work, in both Australia and England. Other roles include Neighbours in 1994 Halifax f.p. in 1996, State Coroner in 1997, Monarch of the Glen in 2001, Two Thousand Acres of Sky in 2003, in EastEnders in 2005, among others. In 2002 he landed the lead role in the award-winning Scottish romantic comedy film, American Cousins, starring alongside Shirley Henderson, Danny Nucci and Hollywood stars Dan Hedaya and Vincent Pastore. The same year he appeared in another British film, Man Dancin', which starred EastEnders actor Alex Ferns. In 2009, he starred in the lead role of Dirt Game, an Australian drama series that aired on ABC1. This is his first role in a leading part. He is starred in season 2 of East West 101, a drama that aired on SBS. It began airing in mid-October 2009. In 2010, Lepkowski appeared in the Australian telemovie Sisters of War as Bishop Leo Scharmach. In 2016 he appeared as Zanrush, a red priest, in “The Red Woman”, the sixth-season premiere of the HBO series Game of Thrones.
The Damnation of Harvey McHugh - References - Netflix