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Harvey Zielinski September 2019 by Jodie Hutchinson

“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

Trans-masculine actor/writer Harvey Zielinski has consistently been recognised as one of Australia’s best emerging talents. Harvey is a two time Heath Ledger Scholarship finalist (top 10, 2018 and top 6, 2021) and a Casting Guild of Australia Rising Star Award recipient (2018). Harvey is best known for Catherine Hardwicke’s (Twilight) sci-fi series Don’t Look Deeperstarring Don Cheadle (Avengers: Endgame), Helena Howard (The Wilds) and Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Returns). Harvey plays series lead Abel, a ruthless “fixer.” Don’t Look Deeper is available on the Roku channel. 

Harvey graduated from The National Theatre Drama School in 2017, as their Cybec Foundation Scholarship recipient. Straight out of drama school, Harvey was chosen to be the Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre graduate ensemble member for 2018, performing there in Taylor Mac’s Hir (starring Belinda McClory of The Matrix fame), Annie Baker’s The Antipodes and Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer

Harvey is currently filming the Amazon Original comedy series Deadloch, from the creative minds of comedy duo Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan. Other screen credits include Love Me (for Warner Bros., starring Bojana Novakovic and Hugo Weaving), Spreadsheet (Paramount+, starring Katherine Parkinson), Metrosexual (9Now and OUTtv), My First Summer (STAN, starring Markella Kavenagh, Maiah Stewardson and Steve Mouzakis), 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). Harvey’s first audiobook narration for Craig Silvey’s (Jasper Jones) Honeybee earned him a 2021 ABIA Audiobook of the Year nomination.

Harvey is also excelling as a writer, his debut feature film screenplay Sweet Milk Lake received Australian Broadcasting Commission Fresh Start Fund development support in 2020. In 2021, Sweet Milk Lake was one of nine projects selected for accelerated development via Impact Australia 2 (the brainchild of Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Tyler Mitchell) and one of six projects that advanced to stage 2 of the Film Victoria/Arenamedia/SBS Originate program. In 2022, Sweet Milk Lake received Screen Australia Generate development support. Harvey is also writing a play that has been commissioned by Malthouse Theatre, a prestigious not-for-profit theatre in Melbourne.

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.

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21 thoughts on “About

  1. Seen almost everything you’ve done and you are amazing!!! Can’t wait to see what you do next! Low key biggest fan ever ๐Ÿ˜˜


  2. Thank you for bringing Honey Bee to life. Your narration was perfection; you created such vivid images of Sam & Vic, I miss them now Iโ€™m finished. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
    Many thanks


      1. Another vote for Honeybee here, off to check out All About Yves. I rarely feel compelled to put a face to the narrator’s voice as much as I did when I Googled yours Harvey – what an incredible talent you are. Thank you! All the best to you.


  3. Dear Harvey, I have been meaning to write ever since I finished listening to you a few weeks ago. Thank you SO much for your narration of Honey Bee. Never have I felt so connected to and involved in a story through voice. Your raw, honest, warm and powerful work gave each person their own entire world. You are incredibly skilled and it was a privilege to listen and be let in. Thanks again and hope to hear you on other works soon. Ruby (Adelaide)


    1. Wow, thanks so much for your kind words Ruby, I’m so glad you enjoyed Honeybee and I so appreciate you reaching out! I absolutely loved narrating Honeybee. I’ve also just narrated All About Yves by Yves Rees, available Sept 1st, if you’re after another listen! ๐Ÿ˜€


  4. I saw you in Because the Night a month ago and you were my absolute favourite amongst a stellar cast. My girlfriend went to Because the Night last weekend and I was so happy it was the same cast because we both shared the joy of you as Laertes, albeit separately. This evening, we were watching My First Summer and squealed in delight simultaneously when we recognised you – so much so, her cat leaped off the couch and didn’t appear till the end of the film. You are a fantastic artist and I look forward to seeing what you do next.


    1. Thank you so much Andrea, this is such a lovely message to receive! I’m so happy to hear you both enjoyed Because the Night, thank you for coming โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธ, it’s been such a joy to work on. See you in another foyer soon I hope!


  5. Absolutely agree with all the above comments. You really made the audiobook! I have such vivid pictures in my head of all the characters and their voices because of your work. Thankyou!


  6. Your work on Honeybee is exactly why I prefer audio books. I could listen to your voice all day. The Aussie accent, the extended awkward adolescent pauses, the diction on point โ€“ I loved it. You really made Samโ€™s world cone to life. I hope you hear more of you.
    โ€“ Kellie (Qld)


  7. I have also just finished the audiobook Honeybee( 5 minutes ago) . I loved the book but I was so taken by the narration I just wanted to know who narrated the book! Your voice was I canโ€™t describe, just so right for Sam. Thank you for the experience . Julie Fraser ( Perth WA)


  8. Just finished listening to Harveyโ€™s narration of Honeybee and Iโ€™ve not loved being read to so much before in my life! He brought the characters to life so well. Thank you for the work you do.


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