“A joy to watch…” – Time Out
“Exceptional…” – Cinema Australia
“Achingly vulnerable…” – The Age
“Remarkable work…” – Australian Arts Review
“Zielinski hovers quite perfectly between confidence and uncertainty” – In Review
“Boesen and Zielinski are a riot…” – Time Out
“Zielinski and McLelland nail the remorseless banter…” – The Age
“Best on the night I attended were Harvey Zielinski…” – Australian Arts Review
Trans-masculine actor/writer/director/producer Harvey Zielinski has consistently been recognised as one of Australia’s brightest emerging talents. Harvey is a two-time Heath Ledger Scholarship finalist (top 10, 2018 and top 6, 2021), a Casting Guild of Australia Rising Star Award recipient (2018), and he was the Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre graduate ensemble member for 2018. As an actor, Harvey has worked for legendary directors such as Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and Emma Freeman (The Newsreader) and opposite stars such as Don Cheadle (Avengers), Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Returns), Markella Kavenagh (The Lord of the Rings: The Ring of Power), Belinda McClory (The Matrix), Bojana Novakovic (I, Tonya) and Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd).
Harvey is best known as series lead Abel in Catherine Hardwicke’s (Twilight) sci-fi series Don’t Look Deeper. In 2022 Harvey wrapped a series regular role on the Amazon Original comedy series Deadloch, from the creative minds of comedy duo Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan. Other screen credits include Love Me (Warner Bros), Spreadsheet (Paramount+), Metrosexual (9Now), My First Summer (STAN), Why Are You Like This (ABC/Netflix) and Get Krack!n (ABC).
Harvey’s stage credits include Malthouse Theatre Company’s production Because the Night (Matt Lutton), cavemxn (Anthropocene Theatre Company), Suddenly Last Summer (Red Stitch), The Antipodes (Red Stitch) and Hir (Red Stitch).
Harvey’s screenwriting has been supported by ABC’s Fresh Start Fund, Imagine Impact (the brainchild of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard), Screen Australia, the VicScreen/Arenamedia/SBS ‘Originate’ program and the 17th Annual Ontario Creates Film Financing Forum at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022. He is a Malthouse Theatre commissioned playwright and part of the writing team for an upcoming comedy series. Harvey’s feature film Sweet Milk Lake will mark his directorial/producer debut. Harvey was the director’s attachment for The Newsreader S2 (Emma Freeman) and the Assistant Director for Right Now (Red Stitch). In 2022 he directed and starred in a proof of concept for Sweet Milk Lake.
Harvey is represented by Mollison Keightley Management in Australia and both Grandview (talent and literary) and Felker Toczek Suddelson Abramson Law in the US. He holds O1 visa status for the USA.