“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. He is represented by Mollison Keightley Management in Australia and Grandview in L.A. He holds O1 Visa status for the U.S.A. Harvey grew up in semi-rural Western Australia on an 11-acre property with his five siblings and began acting at eight years old.
Harvey graduated from The National Theatre Drama School in 2017, as their 2017 Cybec Foundation Scholarship recipient. Harvey was the Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre graduate ensemble member for 2018, performing there in Taylor Mac’s Hir (Dir: Daniel Clarke), Annie Baker’s The Antipodes (Dir: Ella Caldwell) and Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer (Dir: Stephen Nicolazzo). Also in 2018, Harvey won a Casting Guild of Australia Rising Star Award and was a Heath Ledger Scholarship top ten finalist.
In 2019, Harvey completed filming on director Catherine Hardwicke’s (Twilight) latest U.S series, Don’t Look Deeper, for Quibi. Harvey plays Abel, a series lead, opposite Don Cheadle, Helena Howard, and Emily Mortimer. Don’t Look Deeper premieres July 27th 2020 on Quibi, and you can watch the trailer here. Harvey also features in upcoming releases Why Are You Like This (ABC), My First Summer (FF, Katie Found) and Some Happy Day (FF, Catherine Hill).
Other credits include: Gender Euphoria (Mardi Gras Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Midsumma Festival), Get Krack!n S2 (ABC, Kate McLennan/Kate McCartney) ground-breaking documentary series You Can’t Ask That (ABC), Starting From…Now! (SBS/web, Dir: Julie Kalceff, over 100 million views worldwide), Zoe.Misplaced (FF, Dir: Mekelle Mills), Coming Home (SF, Dir: Summer Deroche) and 186,000 by MKA: Theatre of New Writing (Dir: Kerith Manderson-Galvin).
Harvey’s life’s 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.