Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008) was an Australian actor and music video director. After performing roles in several Australian television and film productions during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to further develop his film career. His work comprised nineteen films, including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000), A Knight's Tale (2001), Monster's Ball (2001), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Casanova (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), the latter two being posthumous releases. He also produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director.
|Full name at birth||
Heathcliff Andrew Ledger
|Claim to fame||
10 Things I Hate About You, A Knight's Tale, Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight
|Date of birth||
4 April 1979
|Place of birth||
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
|Date of death||
22 January 2008
|Place of death||
Soho, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
|Cause of death||
Accidental Sleeping Pill Overdose
Actor, music video director
6' 1" (185 cm)
185 lbs (83.9 kg)
Guildford Grammar School, Guildford, Perth
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