A memorial to the lasting legacy of Heath Ledger

Australian actor Heath Ledger achieved great success in both Australia and Hollywood before his tragic death in 2008 at just 28 years old.

He leaves behind 18 diverse film acting roles, from a teen heartthrob in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) to a cultural icon in the title role of Ned Kelly (2003) as well as a sheep herder in Brokeback Mountain (2005) and a heroin addict in Candy (2006).

In this collection you can discover some of Heath's early television and film appearances - including Sweat in 1996 and a guest role on Home and Away in 1997.

The collection also features interviews with Heath, people who've worked with him, a signed poster and photograph from Brokeback Mountain, four music videos that he directed and an excerpt from the Academy Awards ceremony where Heath was posthumously awarded an Oscar for The Dark Knight (2008).

The Heath Ledger exhibition 'A Life in Pictures' runs in Canberra at the NFSA from 10 August 2018 until 10 February 2019.