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Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Heath Andrew Ledger

Birth Date :

April 04, 1979

Birth Place :

Perth, Western Australia

Claim to fame :

As Gabriel Martin in "The Patriot" (2000)

Biography


Gloriously emerged as a Hollywood's rising star in a relatively short time, Heath Ledger perhaps was the most cherished Australian actor of his generation. Previously considered to be a shallow actor, he had displayed such memorable performances to eventually gain people's acknowledgment of the great talent and intelligence he really possessed. A man of Irish and Scottish descent, he was born on April 4, 1979 at Subiaco Hospital in Perth, Australia with the name Heath Andrew Ledger to Kim and Sally Ledger. At the age of 10, his parents, however, decided to have divorce and each later remarried with someone else, giving him two more sisters, Ashleigh Bell and Olivia Ledger, aside from the older one, Kate.

Heath afterwards entered Perth's Guildford Grammar School in which he started to develop a fondness for acting as a result of his involvement in drama class. Polishing his skills in portraying characters at the companies of Guildford Theatre, Globe Shakespeare, and Midnight Youth Acting, he began to build an impressive resume of theatrical experience through his performances in, among others "Bugsy Malone," "Peter Pan," "Hamlet," and "Royal Hunt of the Sun." Intended to look for much larger acting opportunity, the 16-years-old boy then left his school a year earlier to head for Sydney with the companion of his long-time best friend, Trevor DiCarlo.

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Lindsay Lohan's Handwritten List of Famous Ex-Lovers Exposed

March 13, 2014 00:07:11 GMT

The names of all her lovers that could think of are written down in a single piece of paper. The "" star allegedly was fooling around with her girlfriends when she jotted down the names at the Beverly Hills Hotel on January 30, 2013 and later tossed the paper aside.
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Video: Kim Ledger Reveals Heath Ledger's Joker Diary From 'The Dark Knight'

June 01, 2013 04:24:44 GMT

Late actor left a diary in which he scribbled down his ideas and drew illustrations for his memorable portrayal of Joker in "". A clip from German documentary series "Too Young to Die" sees the Australian actor's father narrating as he opens each page of the diary, titled "The Joker" on the cover.
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Heath Ledger's Father Appalled by Colorado Shooting: We Can't Blame The Joker

July 23, 2012 08:56:21 GMT

's father has responded to rumor that James Holmes, who killed 12 moviegoers and injured more than 50 others in a Colorado theater, called himself The Joker after he was arrested by Police. "We can't blame Heath or the character," Kim Ledger told Herald Sun.
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Christopher Nolan Says He's Interested to Direct a James Bond Movie

June 05, 2012 01:26:09 GMT

After directing the Batman trilogy, Christopher Nolan could jump into helming the James Bond film franchise. Admitting that the 007 movie series has inspired some of his movies, including "" and "", Nolan opened up that he's "serious" about the possibility of him directing a Bond movie in the future.
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Video: Christian Bale Gets Emotional After Watching Heath Ledger in 'Dark Knight'

June 04, 2012 08:51:15 GMT

The screening of "" latest footage at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards Christian took an unexpectedly emotional turn. , who shared screen with in 2008's "", got emotional after watching the late actor as a Joker in the montage.
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'Dark Knight Rises' Star Tom Hardy Not Looking to Top Heath Ledger as Batman's Enemy

May 28, 2012 06:58:17 GMT

recently discussed his role as Bane in "" which often gets compared to 's critically acclaimed performance as The Joker in 2008's "". Praising Ledger as "brilliant," Hardy admitted that he never sees the late Australian actor as a competitor when it comes to who's the best in portraying Batman's archenemy.
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Michelle Williams Likes Imagining Herself End Up Together With Heath Ledger

January 18, 2012 06:47:28 GMT

It has been nearly four years since died of accidental overdose, but still likes to think they would eventually find their way back to each other. The Golden Globe winner shared her thought on the matter in an interview for the February issue of GQ magazine.
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger Auditioned for 'Moulin Rouge!'

May 03, 2011 11:08:00 GMT

Hollywood star and late Australian actor auditioned for the lead male role in "Moulin Rouge!". The part of penniless poet Christian in the 2001 movie musical eventually went to Scottish actor but Baz Luhrmann admits it took months of auditions to find the right man for the job.
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Pad Where Heath Ledger Died Is Up for Sale

November 19, 2010 08:52:11 GMT

The New York City apartment where died from an accidental overdose is back on the market. Ledger was renting the downtown Manhattan apartment for $23,000 a month at the time of his death in January 2008.
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Avenged Sevenfold's Drummer Died Like Heath Ledger

June 10, 2010 04:55:07 GMT

Orange County officials in California have ruled 's drummer Jimmy Sullivan died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. The rocker died on December 28, 2009.
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Bella Heathcote Receives Heath Ledger's Acting Scholarship

May 15, 2010 04:42:11 GMT

A scholarship established in the name of late actor has been awarded to up-and-coming actress . The $10,000 fund, set up by Ledger's ex-fiancee and friends following his death in 2008, was given to Heathcote at the sixth annual Australians in Film Breakthrough Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 13 night.
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Picture Gallery


Heath Ledger in "I'm Not There" New York Premiere Presented by The Cinema Society, Hogan and L'Oreal - Arrivals - AGM-007531 Heath Ledger in Premiere of 'I'm Not There' - wenn1661661 Heath Ledger in "I'm Not There" New York Premiere Presented by The Cinema Society, Hogan and L'Oreal - Arrivals - AGM-007522 Heath Ledger in "I'm Not There" New York Premiere Presented by The Cinema Society, Hogan and L'Oreal - Arrivals - AGM-007524 Heath Ledger in "I'm Not There" New York Premiere Presented by The Cinema Society, Hogan and L'Oreal - Arrivals - AGM-007526 Heath Ledger in "I'm Not There" New York Premiere Presented by The Cinema Society, Hogan and L'Oreal - Arrivals - AGM-007530 Heath Ledger in 64th Annual Venice Film Festival - Day 7 - I'm Not There - Movie Photocall - SPX-011484 Heath Ledger in 64th Annual Venice Film Festival - Day 7 - I'm Not There - Movie Photocall - SPX-011487 Heath Ledger in 64th Annual Venice Film Festival - Day 7 - I'm Not There - Movie Photocall - SPX-011492 Heath Ledger in 64th Annual Venice Film Festival - Day 7 - I'm Not There - Movie Photocall - SPX-011497 Heath Ledger in Film Independent's 2006 Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals - SGS-000144 Heath Ledger in 58th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards - Pressroom - wenn456476 Heath Ledger in IFP's 15th Annual Gotham Awards - Arrivals - AGM-003979 Heath Ledger in IFP's 15th Annual Gotham Awards - Arrivals - AGM-003978 Heath Ledger File Photos - CWP-001844 Heath Ledger in 2005 Venice Film Festival - The Brothers Grimm Photocall - JEK-000109 Heath Ledger in 2005 Venice Film Festival - The Brothers Grimm Photocall - JEK-000108 Heath Ledger in 2005 Venice Film Festival - Casanova Photocall - JEK-000093 Heath Ledger in 2005 Venice Film Festival - Casanova Premiere - Red Carpet - JEK-000092 Heath Ledger in 2005 Venice Film Festival - Casanova Premiere - Red Carpet - JEK-000075 Heath Ledger in 2005 Venice Film Festival - Casanova Premiere - Red Carpet - JEK-000069 Heath Ledger in 2005 Venice Film Festival - Casanova Premiere - Red Carpet - JEK-000091 Heath Ledger in 2005 Venice Film Festival - Brokeback Mountain Photocall - ASG-002579 Heath Ledger in The Hours Moview Premiere - AGM-002813 Heath Ledger in The Hours Moview Premiere - AGM-002814 Heath Ledger in Premiere of Four Feathers - watts-ledger-pemiere-four-feathers-01 Heath Ledger stars as Tony in Sony Pictures Classics' The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) Heath Ledger as Casanova in Touchstone Pictures' Casanova (2005) Heath Ledger as Casanova in Touchstone Pictures' Casanova (2005) Heath Ledger as Casanova in Touchstone Pictures' Casanova (2005) Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams in Focus Features' "Brokeback Mountain" (2005) Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in Focus Features' "Brokeback Mountain" (2005) Heath Ledger as Ennis Del Mar in Focus Features' "Brokeback Mountain" (2005) Heath Ledger stars as Tony and Andrew Garfield stars as Anton in Sony Pictures Classics' The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) HEATH LEDGER stars as Joker in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' action drama "The Dark Knight," distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. TM and DC Comics.
 
 
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