Heath Ledger

Age: 35
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian television and film actor. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger moved to the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work encompassed nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, Brokeback Mountain, and The Dark Knight. In addition to his acting, he produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director.

He died at the age of 28, 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, his death coming during editing of the film and casting a shadow over the subsequent promotion of the $180 million production.

Heath Ledger was born in Perth, Western Australia, the son of Sally Ledger, a French teacher, and Kim Ledger, a racing-car driver and mining engineer, whose family established and owned the Ledger Engineering Foundry. The Sir Frank Ledger Charitable Trust is named after his great-grandfather.

Among his most notable romantic relationships, Ledger dated actress Heather Graham for several months in 2000 to 2001, and he had a serious on-and-off-again long-term relationship with actress Naomi Watts, whom he met during the filming of Ned Kelly and with whom he lived at times from 2002 to 2004.

In the summer of 2004, he met and began dating actress Michelle Williams on the set of Brokeback Mountain, and their daughter, Matilda Rose, was born on 28 October 2005 in New York City. Ledger sold his residence in Bronte, New South Wales, and moved to the United States, where he shared an apartment with Williams, in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, from 2005 to 2007. In September 2007, Williams' father confirmed to Sydney's Daily Telegraph that Ledger and Williams had ended their relationship. After his break-up with Williams, in late 2007 and early 2008, the tabloid press and other public media linked Ledger romantically with supermodels Helena Christensen and Gemma Ward and with former child star, actress Mary-Kate Olsen.

Movie Character Year
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1zupkmivvlf0zoyxqzhf4el3izv A Knight's Tale Sir William Thatcher / Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein of Gelderland 2001
Bsjp6ea9qq0ykirtukmw8bfguaz Monster's Ball Sonny Grotowski 2001
1mr4v13sfk4en8f4zdybgnzmvar The Four Feathers Harry Faversham 2002
Qniotf6qsbijdkdjhp6wifnhnq8 Ned Kelly Ned Kelly 2003
Ra4pobt4lkueerqbpiac5a7ds3h The Order Alex Bernier 2003
K1wjrobfqzv7efmhsnumhx88eaa Lords of Dogtown Skip 2005
Taady7hofwi51bnnbuy3lrrslqb The Brothers Grimm Jacob Grimm 2005
Z2dqvxj17aw6xpimrlclfhksfum Brokeback Mountain Ennis Del Mar 2005
Tx9qmk232vugnttohjxgnqhpdl9 Casanova Casanova 2005
1q3iqanrk8qjl3orfdbd0rk4xv3 Candy Dan 2006
Yj9sxj7xedesorej1rpbnsvp9km I'm Not There. Robbie 2007
1hroyzdtpgmu7dz4jf22ranzqo7 The Dark Knight Joker 2008
Passx0vszmxosc1dtuvq6gbeb30 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Tony 2009