Amelia Dowd Harvey Zielinski actors transgender transman transmasculine LGBTQIA+ Heath Ledger Scholarship Casting Guild of Australia Rising Star Award Because the Night Laertes Malthouse Abel Don't Look Deeper Catherine Hardwicke Officer Jones My First Summer Katie Found Mollison Keightley Management Grandview You Can't Ask That

Amelia Dowd February 2021

“A joy to watch” – Time Out 

“Exceptional…” – Cinema Australia

“Achingly vulnerable…” The Age 

“Infinitely wise…” The Australian

“Remarkable work…” – Australian Arts Review

“Zielinski hovers quite perfectly between confidence and uncertainty” – In Review


Harvey Zielinski is a transgender actor, writer and advocate (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. Upon graduating, Harvey was immediately selected to be the Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre graduate ensemble member for 2018, performing there in Hir (Dir: Daniel Clarke), The Antipodes (Dir: Ella Caldwell) and 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.

Harvey plays series lead Abel in the Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) directed U.S sci-fi series, Don’t Look Deeper, opposite Don Cheadle, Helena Howard, and Emily Mortimer. Don’t Look Deeper premiered in July 2020. Currently, Harvey is playing the role of Laertes in Malthouse Theatre Company’s production Because the Night (Matt Lutton).

Other credits include Why Are You Like This (ABC), My First Summer (FF, Katie Found, STAN), the narration for audiobook Honeybee (Craig Silvey), The Performance (audiobook – Claire Thomas), Watching (audio-play, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre), NAB – Story of Progress (voice-over artist), Gender Euphoria (Mardi Gras Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Midsumma Festival), Get Krack!n S2 (ABC series, Kate McLennan/Kate McCartney) ground-breaking documentary series You Can’t Ask That (ABC), and Starting From…Now! (SBS series/web, Dir: Julie Kalceff, over 100 million views worldwide).

Harvey has always balanced his love for acting with a love of writing, and he was thrilled to receive development assistance from the Australian Broadcasting Commission for his debut feature film screenplay. Harvey wants to continue to create original content that both speaks from and advocates for marginalised perspectives, and fights for the diversification of storytelling in Film and TV.

Harvey’s full CV can be found here:

Harvey on Casting Networks

Harvey on Showcast

Harvey on Actors Access (USA)

Harvey on Imdb


2 responses

  1. Just finished listening to Harvey’s narration of Honeybee and I’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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