Heath Ledger: biography and latest news!

  • Profession: actor
  • Real name: Heathcliff Andrew Ledger
  • Sign: Aries
  • Date of birth: Wednesday 04 April 1979 (age: 28 years)
  • Date of death: Tuesday 22 January 2008
  • Country: Australia

A James Dean-like destiny and the name of a character from Emily Brontë … This handsome Australian decides, with his A-levels in hand, to try his luck at the cinema. An actor with precocious talent, he distinguished himself in the American comedy 10 Good Reasons To Dump You. At the age of 20, he landed the lead role of Chevalier and then went on to land a series of major projects: Son of Mel Gibson in The Patriot, King of Surfing in The Lords Of Dogtown, Brother Grimm for Terry Gilliam… He played a gay cowboy in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain and won an Oscar nomination in 2004. A rising star in Hollywood, he is Bob Dylan in I’m Not There and the villain Joker in Batman’s The Dark Knight… A mythical ascent tragically interrupted on January 22nd 2008, in New York, in his flat in Soho…