Heath Ledger biography

Heath Ledger

Actor, Celebrity

1979 – 2008

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Who was Heath Ledger?

Heath Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, A Knight's Tale, Monster's Ball, Ned Kelly, The Brothers Grimm, Lords of Dogtown, Brokeback Mountain, Casanova, Candy, I'm Not There, The Dark Knight, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. He also 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 New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and Best International Actor from the Australian Film Institute, and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and for the Academy Award for Best Actor. 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. In the film, Ledger portrayed a fictional actor named Robbie Clark, one of six characters embodying aspects of Dylan's life and persona.

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Born
Apr 4, 1979
Perth
Also known as
  • Heathcliff Andrew Ledger
  • Heath Andrew Ledger
  • Heathy
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Australians
  • Irish Australian
  • Scottish Australian
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Education
  • Guildford Grammar School
  • Mary's Mount Primary School
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
  • Islington
  • Manhattan
Died
Jan 22, 2008
New York City
Resting place
Karrakatta Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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