“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 a transgender actor (he/him) based in Melbourne, Australia, represented by Mollison Keightley Management in Australia and Grandview in L.A.

Harvey graduated from The National Theatre Drama School in 2017, and was their 2017 Cybec Foundation Scholarship recipient. Immediately after graduating, Harvey was cast in Taylor Mac’s Hir at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre (dir: Daniel Clarke). After being cast in Hir, Harvey was also selected to be Red Stitch’s 2018 Graduate Ensemble Member (performing there again in Annie Baker’s The Antipodes (dir: Ella Caldwell), and Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer (dir: Stephen Nicolazzo). This past year Harvey also guested on ABC comedy TV series Get Krack!n, was a 2018 Heath Ledger Scholarship top ten finalist, received a grant from the Ian Potter Trust (to assist in undertaking a 6-week Summer Intensive at the HB Studio in NYC) and won a Casting Guild of Australia Rising Star Award. Harvey also features in the November 2018 edition of Vogue Australia

In 2016, Harvey was interviewed for the transgender episode of ground-breaking ABC documentary series You Can’t Ask That (ABC network).

Other credits include: George Holly in Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer (Red Stitch, dir: Stephen Nicolazzo), Josh in Annie Baker’s The Antipodes (Red Stitch, dir: Ella Caldwell), Chris in seasons 4/5 of the extraordinarily popular SBS2/web-series Starting From…Now! (dir: Julie Kalceff), Coal in the feature film Zoe.Misplaced (dir: Mekelle Mills), Sam in the short film Coming Home (dir: Summer Deroche) and 186,000 by MKA: Theatre of New Writing (dir: Kerith Manderson-Galvin).

Harvey’s life 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.

For a complete list of Harvey’s work or his showreel, please visit CV or Showreel.

Actor Harvey Zielinski photographed by Jodie Hutchinson photography May 2018

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