THE BROTHERS GRIMM
HEATH LEDGER was most recently seen in "The Lords of Dogtown" for director Catherine Hardwicke. He recently wrapped the Australian production "Candyâ€ť opposite Geoffrey Rush as well as "Casanova" for director Lasse Hallstrom. Later this year, Ledger will be seen in "Brokeback Mountain" for director Ang Lee starring opposite Jake Gyllenhall.
A native of Australia, Ledger has been making waves in the Hollywood entertainment community since moving to the United States in the late 90s. It was in Ledger's hometown of Perth, Australia, where his acting career took flight. At the age of ten, he enrolled in the local theatre company and, while performing on stage, began landing roles on such Australian television series' as "Clowning Around," "Bush Patrol," "Corrigan," "Ship to Shore" and "Home and Away."
He was also a member of two highly reputable Australian theatre companies, the Globe Shakespeare Company and the Midnight Youth Acting Company. While he performed on stage, he also completed co-starring roles in a number of independent films: "Black Rock," "Paws" and "Two Hands," in which he starred opposite Bryan Brown and was directed by Gregor Jordan. In 1997 Ledger landed a starring role in his first American television series, "Roar," for Universal and FOX television, which filmed in Queensland, Australia. It was directly after this series that he landed his first American talent agent and decided to make his move to the United States.
Other film credits include "Four Feathers" for director Shekar Kapur, Twentieth Century Fox's "The Order," and Columbia's "A Knight's Tale." He was also seen opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry in the critically acclaimed "Monster's Ball" for Lions Gate, in "The Patriot" opposite Mel Gibson, in the Touchstone release "10 Things I Hate About You", and most recently in "Ned Kelly" for Working Title Films.
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