“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 Deeper, starring 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. He performed there in Taylor Mac’s Hir (starring Belinda McClory of The Matrix fame), Annie Baker’s The Antipodes and Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer, and was Assistant Director on Catherine-Anne Toupin’s Right Now.
Harvey recently wrapped on 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 and Maiah Stewardson), 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. In November/December 2022, Harvey will be playing Chris in the Angus Cameron play Cavemxn, directed by Bronwen Coleman for Anthropocene Theatre.
Harvey’s debut feature Sweet Milk Lake has been supported by the VicScreen/Arenamedia/SBS ‘Originate’ initiative, Screen Australia, Imagine Impact (the brainchild of Ron Howard and Brian Grazer) and the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Harvey will be directing, acting in and co-producing Sweet Milk Lake as well as being the writer. Harvey is the Director’s Attachment for The Newsreader S2 (Emma Freeman, Werner Films for the ABC). Harvey is also writing a play 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.