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Heath Ledger museum set in Perth in 2012

An exhibition about the life of Heath Ledger, with displays including the diary he kept while developing his Oscar-winning character The Joker in the movie The Dark Knight, is being planned by the WA Museum.

The actor’s father, Kim Ledger, is working with the museum to develop the exhibition, which will tell the story of the late star’s life, including stories from his childhood and later in life as a movie star.

The Oscar he won after he died, The Joker’s costume and a painting of Ledger by Melbourne artist Vincent Fantauzzo will feature in the exhbition.

Mr Ledger said his family were “extremely pleased” to have an exhibition “preserving and providing historical personal information, objects of interest and movie paraphernalia for a display which will attract both local interest and visitors to WA, from interstate and overseas”.

It is hoped the exhibition will open in 2012.

“As well as the stories from his youth and early career, the exhibition will document his aspirations as a director, his talented work creating music videos and his formidable abilities as a chess player and photographer,” Arts Minister John Day said.

“It will also provide an insight into the scope of Heath’s interests and achievements outside his film career.”

Each of Ledger’s major movies, including The Dark Knight, Brokeback Mountain and Two Hands, will feature in the exhibition.

Next month a tribute night for the actor who died after taking prescription medicines in January, 2008, is planned at Movies By Burswood. His family and famous friend Gemma Ward are expected to attend on February 12.



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