Harvey Zielinski
Actor / Creative / Directing / Writing
Creative

Bio

Trans-masculine actor/writer 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) 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 Deeperstarring Don Cheadle, Helena Howard and Emily Mortimer. Harvey plays series lead Abel, a ruthless “fixer.”

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, 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 (Warner Bros), Spreadsheet (Paramount+),  Metrosexual (9Now and OUTtv),  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). Harvey’s first audiobook narration for Craig Silvey’s (Jasper JonesHoneybee 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’s original play COLIN (working title) has been commissioned by Malthouse Theatre.

Harvey is represented by Mollison Keightley Management in Australia and both Grandview (talent + literary) and Felker Toczek Suddelson Abramson Law in the US. He holds O1 visa status for the USA.

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Reviews

    “A dignified performance with heart and dimension”
    - Theatre Press

    "...a beautifully distilled account of forming one’s identity, where what was left unsaid sang loud."
    - Arts Hub

    “Remarkable work…”
    - Australian Arts Review

    “The lead actors are all fantastic, especially Zielinski as Coal… (His) performance as a betrayed best friend is an exceptional one…”
    - Cinema Australia