Father Kim Ledger Mother Sally Ramshaw Sisters Catherine (Kate) Ledger Olivia Ledger Ashleigh Bell
Ledger was involved in a long-term romance with actress Michelle Williams They were engaged but they split September 2007 He has a daughter, with Michelle, 2- year-old Matilda Rose Legder.
Ledger was born in Perth, Western Australia, on April 4, 1979. Involved in amateur theater from the age of 10, he moved to Sydney at 16 to pursue acting professionally He soon found work on TV movies and shows. In addition to his acting, he produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director.
"10 Things I Hate About You" (1999) "A Knights Tale" (2001) "The Order" (2003) "Brokeback Mountain" (2005) "The Brothers Grimm" (2005) "The Dark Knight" (2008)
“Ship to Shore” (1993) “Sweat” (1996)“Home and Away” (1997)
In 2006 Ledger directed music videos for the title track on Australian hip-hop artist Nfas CD debut solo album Cause an Effect He also directed N’fa’s single "Seduction Is Evil". He directed a music video for Ben Harpers song "Morning Yearning".[
Heath won at the 2009 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a motion picture. He has also been nominated for and won awards for his portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight He has been nominated for two Oscars for best performance by an Actor in a leading role
Named one of People Magazines 50 Most Beautiful People in 2001. Was a mens-fashion judge at the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November 2001. Was the first non-American actor to portray the Joker.
Was one of seven godparents of Elizabeth Hurleys son Damien. Resided in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Sydney. Chosen by Empire Magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in the world (#79) 2007
First acting role was as "Peter Pan", at age 10, at a local theater company. Was very good friends with Russell Crowe. Owned a pet kangaroo that was found by his mother as a child
On 22 January 2008, Ledger was found unconscious in his bed by his housekeeper, Teresa Solomon, and his masseuse, Diana Wolozin, in his fourth- floor loft apartment at 421 Broome Street in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. At 3:36 p.m., Ledger was pronounced dead and his body removed from the apartment
Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine.[
On 9 February 2008, a memorial service attended by several hundred invited guests was held at Penrhos College Afterward Ledgers body was cremated at Fremantle Cemetery, followed by a private service attended by only 10 closest family members.