Celeb Memorial Travel: Remember Heath and His Craft
Before Heath Ledger played a gay cowboy or Bob Dylan, he guested on Australia's most famous soap opera that isn't "Neighbours," "Home and Away." So it's only fitting that after his death his home city of Perth would try to focus on his more highbrow works by naming a local performing arts center after him.
Ledger had no formal acting training because there simply wasn't a venue in the western town, although he did play Peter Pan in an elementary school production.
And speaking of good acting, a Rolling Stone critic says Ledger's posthumous performance as the Joker in "The Dark Knight" (out July 18) is good enough for an Oscar nom.
· Heath Ledger Honored by Performing Arts Center Name [Perth Now]
· Dark Knight Review [Rolling Stone]
· Celeb Travel coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo from "10 Things I Hate About You": the Guardian]