Cameron Grant, Parenthesy

“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

“Best on the night I attended… (Harvey Zielinski)”- Australian Arts Review

Trans-masculine actor/writer/director/producer Harvey Zielinski has consistently been recognised as one of Australia’s brightest emerging talents. Harvey is a two-time Heath Ledger Scholarship finalist (top 10, 2018 and top 6, 2021), a Casting Guild of Australia Rising Star Award recipient (2018), and he was the Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre graduate ensemble member for 2018. As an actor, Harvey has worked for legendary directors such as Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and Emma Freeman (The Newsreader) and opposite stars such as Don Cheadle (Avengers), Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Returns), Markella Kavenagh (The Lord of the Rings: The Ring of Power), Belinda McClory (The Matrix), Bojana Novakovic (I, Tonya), and Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd).

Harvey is best known as series lead Abel in Catherine Hardwicke’s (Twilight) sci-fi series Don’t Look Deeper, and as Gez Rahme in Amazon Prime original comedy series Deadloch (from comedy duo Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan). Other screen credits include Love Me (Warner Bros), Spreadsheet (Paramount+), Metrosexual (9Now), My First Summer (STAN), 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), cavemxn (Anthropocene Theatre Company), Suddenly Last Summer (Red Stitch), The Antipodes (Red Stitch) and Hir (Red Stitch).

Harvey’s screenwriting has been supported by ABC’s Fresh Start Fund, Imagine Impact (the brainchild of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard), Screen Australia, the VicScreen/Arenamedia/SBS ‘Originate’ program and the 17th Annual Ontario Creates Film Financing Forum at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2022. He is a Malthouse Theatre commissioned playwright and part of the writing team for an upcoming comedy series. Harvey’s feature film Sweet Milk Lake will mark his directorial/producer debut. Harvey was the director’s attachment for The Newsreader S2 (Emma Freeman) and the Assistant Director for Right Now (Red Stitch).

Harvey is represented by Mollison Keightley Management in Australia and both Artists First and Felker Toczek Suddelson Abramson Law in the US. He holds O1 visa status for the USA.

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 😘


  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 I’m finished. 🙏🙏
    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! 😀


  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 ☺️❤️, 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 – I loved it. You really made Sam’s world cone to life. I hope you hear more of you.
    – 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 can’t describe, just so right for Sam. Thank you for the experience . Julie Fraser ( Perth WA)


  8. 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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