Latest Heath Ledger Stories

2014-02-20 20:23:54

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Australians in Film, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization that serves as the industry guild for Australian filmmakers and performers in the US, announced that applications are now open for the sixth annual Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship. The scholarship is open to any emerging Australian actor to further their career and training in the US and provides over $20,000 in prizes for the winner. Applications are open now and...

2009-09-18 11:59:34

U.S. actress Michelle Williams, who is the mother of the late Heath Ledger's 3-year-old daughter, says she and filmmaker Spike Jonze are no longer dating. Ledger died in January 2008 of an accidental prescription drug overdose. He was 28 and no longer with Williams at the time of his death. Jonze, who is divorced from filmmaker Sofia Coppola, was the first man Williams dated after Ledger died, Usmagazine.com said. However, the actress said in an interview for the October issue of Vogue that...

2009-08-13 16:53:22

Actor Heath Ledger's final film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, may have found a buyer in the United States, people involved in the negotiations said. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group is in advanced talks to pick up the film and distribute it theatrically through Sony Pictures Classics, Variety reported Thursday. The deal could be announced this week. Sony officials said the film could be a money-maker in the home market because of Ledger, who died last year of an accidental...

2009-08-04 12:25:19

A Modest Mouse music video Australian actor Heath Ledger directed before he died is to be released on the Internet. Ledger died last year of an accidental prescription drug overdose, leaving unfinished the animated King Rat video, which is intended to raise awareness about commercial whaling off the coast of Australia, the BBC said. A video company, in which the actor had been a partner, completed the clip in his honor and is set to debut it on iTunes Wednesday, with the first month's...

2009-07-23 10:50:00

The New York apartment building where Australian actor Heath Ledger died last year has been sold for $15 million at a foreclosure auction. Ledger, the Oscar-winning star of The Dark Knight and Brokeback Mountain, died at home after taking a fatal combination of prescription drugs. The actor had been renting the Manhattan apartment for several months after breaking up with his actress girlfriend, Michelle Williams, the mother of his young daughter. The New York Post said Donald Burns, whose...

2009-06-21 12:57:12

The New York building where actor Heath Ledger died of an accidental prescription drug overdose is facing foreclosure, an attorney says. Attorney Kent Karlsson, who represents a minority owner of the building in New York's SoHo neighborhood, said foreclosure proceedings on the property are nearing completion after lengthy court dealings, the New York Post reported Sunday. Ledger, whose movie credits included The Dark Knight and The Patriot, died in one of the building's apartments on Jan. 28,...

2009-05-22 10:54:28

A fantasy film Australian actor Heath Ledger was working on before he died has screened at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell signed up to play different aspects of Ledger's character in the unfinished film,m The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, after Ledger died of an accidental prescription drug overdose in January 2008. He was 28. E! News said Parnassus, which was written and directed by Terry Gilliam, screened for the first time at the Cannes...

2009-04-24 19:41:06

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the late Australian actor Heath Ledger's last movie, will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival, organizers said. Ledger had been working on the movie at the time of his death of an accidental prescription drug overdose in January 2008. He was 28. The BBC said director Terry Gilliam's fantasy picture -- for which Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell all helped complete Ledger's unfinished role -- will premiere out of competition, as will the Disney...

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