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Heath Ledger
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Heath Ledger


Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 - 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and director. For his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger won the 2005 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and the 2006 Best International Actor award from the Australian Film Institute, and was nominated for the 2005 Academy Award for Best Actor and the 2006 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Posthumously he shared the 2007 Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award with the rest of the ensemble cast, the director, and the casting director for the film I’m Not There, which was inspired by the life and songs of American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Ledger died on 22 January 2008 from an accidental “toxic combination of prescription drugs”. A few months before his death, Ledger had finished filming his penultimate performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight. The Sir Frank Ledger Charitable Trust is named after his great-grandfather.
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger


After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. in addition to acting, he produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director. At the time of his death, he had completed about half of his final film performing the role of Tony in Terry Gilliam’s film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Heath Ledger was born in Perth, Western Australia, the son of Sally Ledger (née Ramshaw), a French teacher, and Kim Ledger, a race-car driver and mining engineer, whose family established and owned the Ledger Engineering Foundry. After sitting for early graduation exams at 16, Ledger left school to pursue an acting career.
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His work encompassed nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight’s Tale (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and The Dark Knight (2008). in addition to acting, he produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director. For his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger won the 2005 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and the 2006 “Best Actor” award from the Australian Film Institute and was nominated for the 2005 Academy Award for Best Actor as well as the 2006 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. in the film, Ledger portrayed a fictional actor named Robbie Clark, one of six characters embodying aspects of Dylan’s life and persona. Ledger died on 22 January 2008, from an accidental “toxic combination of prescription drugs”. He was half Scottish on his mother’s side and his father has English ancestry.

Gone Too Soon: Looking Back On Heath Ledger’s Life On What Would’ve Been His 33rd Birthday (PHOTOS) It’s hard to believe that it’s already been four years since the world lost one of the acting greats. Heath Ledger passed away on January 22, 2008 after his housekeeper found him unconscious in his bed. The actor was 28. Today, April 4, Heath would be 33 years old. Known for his roles in A Knight’s Tale,…Read more» [link]

Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger


Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian television and film actor. His parents separated when he was 10 and divorced when he was 11. From 1993 to 1997, Ledger also had parts in the Perth television series Ship to Shore (1993); in the short-lived Fox Broadcasting Company fantasy-drama Roar (1997); in Home and Away (1997), one of Australia’s most successful television shows; and in the Australian film Blackrock (1997), his feature film debut. Shortly after the release of Candy, Ledger was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. According to the 10th Anniversary commentary by his co-stars for “10 Things I Hate About You”, he and Julia Stiles began dating during the film and dated for several years.