Heath Ledger Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

*   Heath Ledger was born on 4th April 1979 in Perth, Australia to Sally Ledger, a French teacher, and Kim Ledger, a race-car driver. He died on 22nd Jan 2008 in New York.

*   His parents got divorce when he was 11 years old. Actress Kate is his elder sister and it was she who inspired him to act.

*   He attended Mary’s Mount Primary School and Guildford Grammar School.

*   He left the school before writing his graduation exams and pursued his acting career seriously when he was just 16.

*   He made his acting debut with Clowning Around in 1992 in a small role.

*   For his performance in The Dark Knight he won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. His family accepted the award due to his tragic death.

*   Since from his childhood days he loved to play chess and he won “Western Australia’s junior chess championship” when he was just 10.

*   Ledger dated several noted Hollywood celebrities during his life time. In 2000 he had romantic relationship with actress Heather Graham and the broke up in 2001. He had a serious relationship with actress Naomi Watts during 2002-2004.

*   During the filming of Brokeback Mountain in 2004 he met actress Michelle Williams and the couple gave birth to a daughter, Matilda Rose in 2005. The couple ended their relationship in 2007.
After 2007 break up with Michelle he was linked with many celebrities like Helena Christensen, Gemma Ward, Mary-Kate Olsen, Lindsay Lohan.

*   In an interview to New York Times in 2007 Ledger spoke about his inability to sleep and was under medication. In 2008 he also experienced some respiratory illness along with his insomnia despite of taking pills.

*   At about 2:45 p.m on 22 Jan 2008 Ledger was found unconscious in his apartment by his housekeeper, Teresa Solomon. Emergency medical technicians and a private security guard arrived at 3:33 pm but they were unable to reviving him and pronounced dead

*   After much speculation “Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York” released its autopsy report on 6th Feb 2008 and stated “We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications.”

Quotes

“What I have to keep reminding myself is that no matter what they talk about or what they say about you or the pressures, that life in here is what I originally had and what I still have and still cherish. As long as I can keep my head there I’m fine, it’s not really a hard thing for me to do.”

“If I didn’t do this I don’t know what I’d do. I don’t think I could do a regular 9 to 5 job. The only thing I’ve ever done professionally is acting. Maybe I’d do something close to a beach. Other than that I’d probably take photos.”

 

Filmography / all movies list

Year Movie Director Co-stars
1992 Clowning Around George Whaly Clayton Williamson,Jean-Michel Dagory,Annie Byron
1997 Blackrock Steven Vidler Laurence Breuls,Simon Lyndon,Linda Cropper
Paws Karl Zwicky Nathan Cavaleri,Emilie François,Billy Connolly
1999 Two Hands Gregor Jordan Rose Byrne,Bryan Brown,David Field
10 Things I HateAbout You Gil Junger Julia Stiles,Larisa Oleynik,David Krumholtz
2000 The Patriot Roland Emmerich Mel Gibson,Jason Isaacs,Joely Richardson
2001 Monster’s Ball Marc Forster Billy Bob Thornton,Halle Berry,Peter Boyle
A Knight’s Tale Brian Helgeland Alan Tudyk,Mark Addy,Paul Bettany
2002 The Four Feathers Shekhar Kapur Djimon Hounsou,Wes Bentley,Kate Hudson
2003 The Order Brian Helgeland Benno Fürmann,Shannyn Sossamon,Peter Weller
Ned Kelly Gregor Jordan Geoffrey Rush,Orlando Bloom,Naomi Watts
2005 Casanova Lasse Hallström Sienna Miller,Jeremy Irons,Natalie Dormer
The Brothers Grimm Terry Gilliam Matt Damon,Lena Headey,Jonathan Pryce
Lords of Dogtown Catherine Hardwicke John Robinson,Victor Rasuk,Emile Hirsch,Nikki Reed
Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee Jake Gyllenhaal,Anne Hathaway,Randy Quaid,Michelle Williams
2006 Candy Neil Armfield Geoffrey Rush,Abbie Cornish,Tom Budge
2007 I’m Not There Todd Haynes Cate Blanchett,Christian Bale,Ben Whishaw,Richard Gere
2008 The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan Christian Bale,Michael Caine,Aaron Eckhart
2009 The Imaginarium ofDoctor Parnassus Terry Gilliam Christopher Plummer,Lily Cole,Tom Waits,Johnny Depp

4 thoughts on “Heath Ledger Movies & Biography”

  1. He is a very good actor. Very good looking, glamorous and gorgeous guy. Too bad that he left us too soon..

  2. Heath drove me bananas when I saw him in the film The Patriot.I thought he was so cute. Then I saw him sing and dance in the movie A Knight’ Tale. I nearly flipped! He went on to people how multitalented he is in other flicks like The Dark Knight.I will always be one of Heath’s fans God bless you,Heath. I love you.

  3. What a great man,bless him,touched so many lives many people are eating or have because of his controbution, to society i pray he is not lost

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