“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 graduated from The National Theatre Drama School in 2017, as their Cybec Foundation Scholarship recipient. Upon graduating, Harvey was immediately selected to be the Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre graduate ensemble member for 2018. 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 2020. In 2021, Harvey played Laertes in Malthouse Theatre Company’s production BECAUSE THE NIGHT (Matt Lutton) and shot guest roles for METROSEXUAL season 2 and SPREADSHEET (Paramount+) amongst other projects TBA.

Harvey was thrilled to receive early development assistance from the Australian Broadcasting Commission for his debut feature film screenplay SWEET MILK LAKE in 2020. In 2021, SWEET MILK LAKE was selected for accelerated development by Impact Australia 2 and for the second stage of the Film Victoria/Arenamedia/SBS Originate program. Aside from writing SWEET MILK LAKE, Harvey is acting as a script consultant on a TV series currently in development with the ABC (written by Ra Chapman), and the original play concept he pitched to Malthouse Theatre has been accepted into early development.

Other credits include ALL ABOUT YVES (Audiobook – Yves Rees), WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS (ABC), MY FIRST SUMMER (FF, Katie Found, STAN), HONEYBEE (by Craig Silvey, Harvey’s first audiobook narration and shortlisted for the 2021 ABIA Audiobook of the Year), GENDER EUPHORIA (Mardi Gras Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Midsumma Festival), GET KRACKIN S2 (ABC series, Kate McLennan/Kate McCartney), SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER (Red Stitch), THE ANTIPODES (Red Stitch), Hir (Red Stitch), ground-breaking documentary series YOU CAN’T ASK THAT (ABC), and STARTING FROM NOW S5/6 (SBS/web-series, Dir: Julie Kalceff, over 160 million views worldwide).

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18 responses

  1. 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


  2. 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)


    • 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! 😀


  3. 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.


    • 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!


  4. 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!


  5. 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)


  6. 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)


  7. 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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