Heath Ledger - Details


Heath LedgerHeath Ledger recently starred in "10 Things I Hate About You," the update of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" set in the vicious world of high school. Many American audiences first saw the Australian-born actor on the Fox-TV adventure series "Roar," which was shot in Queensland, Australia.

Ledger began his acting career in his hometown of Perth, enrolling in a local theater company at age ten. He soon began to appear on several Australian television series. He continued his stage work as a member of both the Globe Shakespeare Company and the Midnight Youth Acting Company. He subsequently completed co-starring roles in several independent films, including "Black Rock," "Paws" and "Two Hands," which screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

Ledger next stars in "A Knight's Tale" for Columbia Pictures and director Brian Helgeland, which is currently shooting on location in Prague.



  • 4th April 1979 - Birth
  • 22nd January 2008 - Death