22 January 2008

[liff] Heath Ledger, 1979-2008

1277. I just heard this. I don't usually blog about 'hip' actors' deaths; there are so few actors these days whose craft is that inspiring and whose passion is moving.

Heath Ledger was one of those actors, and notably, he was one of the few modern actors that myself and The Wife™ both enjoyed. We liked his aplomb, we liked his daring; we loved his performance in A Knight's Tale; we had not quite gotten round to seeing Brokeback Mountain, we were looking forward to his psychotic take on The Joker in the newest Batman movie.

So it was quite shocking to turn on the radio to hear that Heath Ledger had died, aged only 29 years.

Truly that was too young to die.

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