“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 based in Melbourne, Australia, represented by Mollison Keightley Management.
Harvey began acting in 1999 in W.A. In 2017 he graduated from the National Theatre Drama School (Advanced Diploma of Acting; 2015-2017). There he was awarded the Cybec Foundation scholarship in 2017. In his graduating year, he was selected to direct his classes devised show, I Will Not Be Here Long. Before the National Theatre, Harvey studied for two years at The Actors’ Studio, Sydney.
After graduating from the National 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 being cast in Hir, Harvey was also 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 is now rehearsing for Annie Baker’s The Antipodes (10 July – 12 August, dir. Ella Caldwell).
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).