Heath Ledger's Dark tribute

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 June 2008

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger will receive a posthumous tribute at the end of 'The Dark Knight', it has been confirmed.

The actor - who died aged just 28 of an accidental prescription drugs overdose in January - plays Batman's villain The Joker in the movie and is already being tipped for a posthumous Oscar for the role.

The tribute at the end of the movie also acknowledges Conway Wickliffe, the special-effects technician who died last September in an accident involving a stunt car.

The tribute reads: "In memory of our friends Heath Ledger and Conway Wickliffe."

Meanwhile, the first review of Heath's performance in the film - a role which is said to have caused insomnia and led him to take the prescription medication which eventually led to his death - has been printed.

Rolling Stone magazine critic Pete Travers writes: "I can only speak superlatives of Ledger, who is mad-crazy-blazing brilliant as The Joker. Ledger's Joker has no grey areas ? he's all rampaging. He creates a Joker for the ages."

'The Dark Knight', also starring Christian Bale, Sir Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman, is set for release worldwide at the end of July.

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