“A joy to watch” – Time Out
“His performance is remarkably complicated…” – KeithGow.com
“Adorable and relatable…” – Daily Review
“Exceptional…” – Cinema Australia
“Achingly vulnerable…” – The Age
“Infinitely wise…” – The Australian
“Remarkable work…” – Australian Arts Review
“A dignified performance with heart and dimension” – Theatre Press
“Zielinski hovers quite perfectly between confidence and uncertainty” – In Review
Harvey Zielinski is Perth born actor based in Melbourne, Australia, represented by Mollison Keightley Management. He is also a queer transman who begun his transition in 2015.
After graduating from The National Theatre Drama School in 2017 (where he received the Cybec Foundation Scholarship), Harvey was swiftly cast as Max in Taylor Mac’s Hir at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre, directed by Daniel Clarke. Harvey performed alongside Belinda McLory, Ben Grant and Jordan Fraser-Trumble. Soon after Hir, Harvey was awarded the 2018 Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre Graduate Ensemble Member position. He Assistant Directed Catherine Anne-Toupin’s Right Now for Red Stitch (dir. Katy Maudlin) and played Josh in Annie Baker’s The Antipodes (dir. Ella Caldwell). In August, Harvey completed filming for a popular ABC TV series (details pending!) and was announced as a top ten finalist for the Heath Ledger Scholarship (he’s off to LA in September)! In October 2018 Harvey will play George Holly in Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer, directed by Stephen Nicolazzo for Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre/Little One’s Theatre. In 2019, Harvey will be studying at NYC’s Uta Hagen Studio, after receiving a grant from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust.
Harvey’s film and TV credits include: Some Happy Day (feature film, dir. Catherine Hill), Starting From…Now! (TV/web series, dir. Julie Kalceff), You Can’t Ask That (ABC TV), Zoe.Misplaced (feature film, dir. Mekelle Mills), Coming Home (short film, dir. Summer Deroche).
His theatre credits include: The Antipodes (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre), Hir (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre), Metamorphoses (National Theatre), 186,000 (MKA: Theatre of New Writing), All War is Deception (Melbourne Fringe), The Farce of Sodom (Adelaide Fringe), Galileo (WAYTCO), Othello (Upstart Theatre Company), Death Notice (PICA, The Blue Room).