Harvey Zielinski
Actor / Creative / Writing


Harvey Zielinski is a transgender actor, writer, script consultant and advocate (he/him) based in Melbourne, Australia.

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  has received 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. Aside from 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.

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.




    “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