Heath Ledger - chess

Portrait of Heath Ledger sitting behind a chess board.
Heath Ledger - chess
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Ledger was a keen chess player and won a chess championship in Perth at the age of 10.

At the time of his death he was planning to perform in and direct a feature film about a chess prodigy in an adaptation of The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis (1983).

Photo: Heath Ledger, 19 April 2001. Photographer: Karin Catt.

Notes by Beth Taylor