Heath Andrew Ledger
4 April 1979 - 22 January 2008

Heath will be remembered for his daughter Matilda, his quiet support for the arts, his loyalty and generosity to his family and friends, his offbeat sense of humour – and he could be so funny – and the energy he put into everything he did, his unassuming but incandescent character, and his incredible talent.

But Heath’s legacy has been captured on celluloid, and he will be best remembered for his brilliant acting. He said that once the film was over, he walked away:

“I kind of save the living for the time between action and cut.”

- Heath’s father Kim Ledger


an incomplete list of LGBT+ characters in (fictional) period pieces [insp]

* much more prominent/explicit in the original book on which the film is based