Tag: Heath Ledger

The Last of Heath

Posted August 1, 2009

When Heath Ledger died a year and a half ago from an accidental mix of prescription drugs, he was deep into filming The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus with his friend and mentor, director Terry Gilliam. From Gilliam, the crew, and other insiders, the author gets an exclusive account of Ledger’s final months—a pressure cooker of arduous filmmaking, personal turmoil, and chronic insomnia—and of how the 28-year-old star’s last movie was rescued by a trio of friends: Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a wildly ambitious movie, stuffed as it is with political satire, […]

The Heath Is On

Posted April 1, 2001

He touched teen hearts with 10 Things I Hate About You, then grabbed everyone else with The Patriot. Now Heath Ledger is starring in a rockin’ medieval adventure, Brian Helgeland’s A Knight’s Tale, and has already shot Elizabeth director Shekhar Kapur’s Four Feathers. Here Ledger explains how he keeps his sanity in the mounting storm of stardom [and] provides a plausible theory on why Aussies are stealing the best parts in Hollywood films… While fame may be relatively new to Ledger, acting isn’t. He landed his first professional gig at age 10 in a local stage production of Peter Pan. […]