“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, 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.