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100 BAFTA Moments - Heath Ledger Accepts the Adapted Screenplay award in 2006

22 January 2015

17 days to go - the actor accepts the award on behalf of Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. 

In 2006, the late, great Heath Ledger accepted the Adapted Screenplay award for Brokeback Mountain (2005), on behalf of Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.

The Australian actor gained prominence in films including 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Patriot (2000) and A Knight's Tale (2001). In 2006, he received his first BAFTA nomination for his extraordinary performance in Brokeback Mountain. He continued to delight audiences in Casanova (2005) and Candy (2006). 

Ledger tragically died in 2008. The following year, he would receive a posthumous BAFTA for his outstanding role as The Joker in The Dark Knight (2008). 

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