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Iain Duncan Smith Weighs In On Dark Knight Rating Row

Former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith has joined the ranks of critics attacking the 12A rating given to The Dark Knight.The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) was forced to defend the film's classification...

By on 05 August 2008

Lawyer: 'Olsen Is Co-operating With Ledger Investigation'

LATEST: MARY-KATE OLSEN knows nothing about the drugs which killed her friend HEATH LEDGER, her lawyer insists Reports on Monday (04Aug08) suggested officials behind a federal probe into Ledger's January (08) death from an accidental...

Olsen Refuses To Speak To Police Over Ledger's Death

MARY-KATE OLSEN has reportedly refused to be interviewed over the accidental drug death of her close friend HEATH LEDGER - unless she receives immunity from prosecution. Federal agents are keen to speak to Olsen...

Gilliam Pleased With Ledger Replacements

Director TERRY GILLIAM is pleased with his controversial decision to use three actors to finish HEATH LEDGER's final film - as the move has worked perfectly. Ledger was in the middle of filming The Imaginarium...

Terry Gilliam Pleased With Heath Ledger Replacements

Terry Gilliam has explained his decision to replace Heath Ledger with three other actors in his new film has been a success.Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law have replaced the late actor Heath Ledger...

By on 01 August 2008

Ledger's Last Scenes Too Much For Olsen

Late movie star HEATH LEDGER's close pal MARY-KATE OLSEN had to leave a weekend screening of THE DARK KNIGHT just 20 minutes in, because she couldn't bear to see her dead friend on the big...

Ledger's Death Shows Rising Prescription Drug Use

Heath Ledger's death through an accidental overdose of prescription drugs illustrates a rise in home medication, according to a new study.The Dark Knight star was found dead in his New York City apartment on January...

By on 29 July 2008

Nolan: 'Ledger Made The Dark Knight A Success'

HEATH LEDGER deserves all the credit for THE DARK KNIGHT's massive box office haul, according to the movie's director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN. Ledger plays The Joker in the movie, the last full film role he completed...

Ledger's Father To Honour Bar Investment

The father of late actor HEATH LEDGER has vowed to honour his son's commitment to invest in a trendy New York bar. Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apartment following an accidental overdose of...

Williams Finds Love With Jonze?

MICHELLE WILLIAMS has sparked rumours of a new romance with filmmaker SPIKE JONZE - six months after the death of her ex-fiance HEATH LEDGER. The former Dawson's Creek star has been repeatedly spotted with Jonze,...

Gyllenhaal Supports Ledger Oscar Nod

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL is backing the campaign to have her late THE DARK KNIGHT co-star HEATH LEDGER posthumously honoured with an Oscar. Christian Bale and Sir Michael Caine have both supported calls for Ledger to...

Bale "Surprised" By Batman Success

Christian Bale has admitted that the success of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight, has come as an "incredible surprise".Speaking at the European premiere of the film in London's Leicester Square last night Bale...

By on 22 July 2008

The Dark Knight Achieves Biggest Cinema Opening Ever

The Dark Knight has earned the best opening weekend ever, with $155.3 million (77.7 million) in its first three days on release in the US and Canada. The Batman Begins sequel had already broken records...

By on 21 July 2008

The Dark Knight Breaks Box Office Record In Us

The Dark Knight has set a new box office record for takings in its first day on release in the US.The Batman Begins sequel took $66.4 million (33.1 million) on its opening night, according to...

By on 20 July 2008

The Dark Knight Breaks Midnight Preview Record

The Dark Knight has set a new box office record for midnight preview screenings in the US.The Batman Begins sequel took $18.5 million (9.2 million) from its showings at 00:01 US time alone to smash...

By on 19 July 2008

Ledger's Uncle Arrested

Late actor HEATH LEDGER's uncle has been arrested in his native Australia. Haydn Charles Ledger has been charged with stealing three trucks and receiving stolen goods in Perth. Local police claim Ledger was one of...

Movie Reviews: The Dark Knight

With the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight opening in thousands of theaters at midnight tonight or at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, newspapers throughout the country have made room for early reviews. Almost without exception...

First Movie Reviews: The Dark Knight

The London Daily Mirror claimed today (Tuesday) that it was publishing the first major newspaper review of the upcoming Batman movie, The Dark Night . It's a rave. Critic David Edwards remarks that Heath Ledger...

Bale: 'I Will Never Judge Heath'

Clean-living actor CHRISTIAN BALE refuses to condemn his late THE DARK KNIGHT co-star HEATH LEDGER's hedonistic lifestyle. Bale is famed for his clean-cut image, while Ledger's partying and addiction to prescription drugs has been well...

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"He's created this anarchic, SID VICIOUS-like punk rock JOKER." BATMAN CHRISTIAN BALE is still shaken by late co-star HEATH LEDGER's performance as villain The Joker....

Gilliam Attacks Batman

Director TERRY GILLIAM has slammed the promotional campaign for the new BATMAN movie - insisting movie bosses are using HEATH LEDGER's tragic death to generate publicity for the movie. The actor died of an accidental...

Ledgers Profess Pride In Heath After Dark Knight Premiere

The family of the late Heath Ledger have expressed their pride in the actor's performance in The Dark Knight.The Australian starred as The Joker in the Batman sequel and has been widely tipped to receive...

By on 16 July 2008

Ledger's Father 'Proud' Of Batman Performance

LATEST: HEATH LEDGER's father KIM and his family are "proud" of the late actor's performance in THE DARK KNIGHT - as the film "is everything we hoped it would be and more." Ledger's family flew...

Fiennes Trumps Ledger As Top Movie Villain

RALPH FIENNES' LORD VOLDEMORT character in the HARRY POTTER films has been named the best movie villain of all time - beating HEATH LEDGER's THE JOKER into fifth place. Ledger's performance in new Batman sequel...

Bale Pays Tribute To Ledger At Dark Knight Premiere

Christian Bale has labelled Heath Ledger's work as The Joker in The Dark Knight as an "iconic" performance.The Batman sequel had its world premiere in New York City on Monday night, with Ledger's co-stars Bale...

By on 15 July 2008

Ledger's Dad Gives Batman Movie The Thumbs Up

HEATH LEDGER's dad KIM gave his son's performance in THE DARK KNIGHT the thumbs up as he left the world premiere of the movie on Monday (14Jul08). Ledger's family flew to New York to attend...

Ledger's Co-stars Pay Tribute At Dark Knight Premiere

CHRISTIAN BALE and MICHAEL CAINE paid tribute to their late co-star HEATH LEDGER at THE DARK KNIGHT world premiere in New York on Monday (14Jul08). Stars including Ethan Hawke, Gary Oldman, Maggie Gyllenhaal and her...

Ledger's Parents + Sister Attend Movie Premiere

HEATH LEDGER's parents and sister KATE were among the celebrities keen to see the tragic actor's final completed film when BATMAN BEGINS sequel THE DARK KNIGHT hit New York on Monday (14Jul08). The family flew...

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"I wouldn't want to be the actor who follows that. My guess is that they won't." GARY OLDMAN is convinced no one will portray BATMAN villain THE JOKER after late co-star HEATH LEDGER's acclaimed performance....

Caine: 'Ledger Will Land An Oscar Nomination'

HEATH LEDGER will be honoured with a posthumous Oscar nomination for his role as the JOKER in BATMAN movie THE DARK KNIGHT, his co-star SIR MICHAEL CAINE insists. Ledger's performance has been lauded by castmates...

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