I Am Heath Ledger Trailer Promises Intimate Portrait Of Man Behind The Myth

A new documentary is promising to show more of the man behind the iconic movie roles.

Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
Iconic villain Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. Image Picture Warner Bros

Heath Ledger was only 28 when he was found dead in his fourth-floor loft apartment in the SoHo area of Manhattan in January 2008.

It was a death that rocked Hollywood, not least because Ledger was at the peak of his career and about to return to the screen in what would prove to be a career-defining performance as The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

Yet there was so much more to Ledger, the man, than his many, many memorable on-screen turns in a diverse range of films that covered everything from intelligent teen-led comedies like 10 Things I Hate About You to the breath-taking Brokeback Mountain.

Ledger was never afraid to take risks, to live life to the very maximum and bare his soul to a watching public. It was this incredible energy and willingness to leave live every day as if it was his last that made him such a popular and much loved figure among those who knew him.

Now, for the first time, fans are being given a glimpse of the man behind the movies, via the documentary I Am Heath Ledger.

Created by the team behind the acclaimed Facing Ali, and using a combination of interviews, archive footage, home movies and family photographs, the film offers the most complete picture of Heath Ledger: the man, to date.

The film arrives in the UK for the first time on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital on 22 January 2018 and already looks unmissable.

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