Harvey Zielinski

Actor, Writer, Director, Producer and Teacher Harvey Zielinski is a two-time Heath Ledger Scholarship finalist, a Casting Guild of Australia Rising Star Award recipient, and was the Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre graduate ensemble member for 2018.

Harvey is best known as series lead Charlie in White Fever (ABC), series lead Abel in Catherine Hardwicke’s (Twilight) sci-fi series Don’t Look Deeper, and series regular Gez Rahme in Amazon Prime original comedy series Deadloch. Other screen credits include Love Me (Warner Bros), Spreadsheet (Paramount+), Metrosexual (9Now), My First Summer (STAN), Why Are You Like This (ABC/Netflix) and Get Krack!n (ABC).

Harvey’s stage credits include Nick in Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf (directed by Sarah Goodes for Red Stitch and later The Comedy Theatre), Malthouse Theatre Company’s production Because the Night (Matt Lutton), cavemxn (Anthropocene Theatre Company), Suddenly Last Summer (Red Stitch), The Antipodes (Red Stitch) and Hir (Red Stitch).

Harvey’s screenwriting has been supported by ABC’s Fresh Start Fund, Imagine Impact, Screen Australia, the ‘Originate’ features initiative and the 17th Annual Ontario Creates Film Financing Forum at TIFF (2022). He is a Malthouse Theatre commissioned playwright and a writer on ABC comedy series White Fever. Harvey’s debut feature film Sweet Milk Lake was recently fully financed and greenlit by the inaugural VicScreen, SBS, Arenamedia and Screen Australia Originate Features initiative. As well as being the writer of Sweet Milk Lake, Harvey is also directing, starring and producing.

Harvey was the Director’s Attachment for The Newsreader S2 (Emma Freeman) and the Assistant Director for Right Now (Red Stitch). He recently directed the “Unsaid Says a Lot’ campaign for Vic Gov.

Harvey teaches acting privately, and at The National Theatre Drama School, TAFTA and Brave Studios. Harvey creates a supportive, safe, playful, daring and focused classroom environment and loves watching his students grow.