Heath Ledger’s Golden Globe expected to go to daughter Matilda

January 13, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Most of us were thrilled to see the late Heath Ledger awarded a Golden Globe for best supporting actor  as The Joker in “The Dark Knight” this weekend.

“The Dark Knight” was released several months after Ledger’s death at age 28, in January 2008 of an accidental prescription drugs overdose.

The movie has garnered Ledger not only the Golden Globe but also won a Critics Choice Award, a Screen Actors Guild nomination, and he is widely expected to receive an Oscar nomination next week.

It’s now been revealed The Golden Globe will likely be given to his young daughter Matilda, according to Ledger’s mother Sally Bell.

Bell told People magazine in an interview from her home in Perth, Australia that the family was “bursting with pride” over the critical recognition of Ledger’s performance as the Joker in Batman thriller “The Dark Knight.”

“I should imagine that eventually it will be going to Matilda,” Bell said. “At this stage she is only so young, but down the track she will have all these things. It will belong to her because she is part of him.”

Matilda, 3, is the daughter of Ledger and actress Michelle Williams. The couple separated a few months before Ledger’s death and Matilda is being raised by Williams.

“It is such a fantastic and wonderful legacy for his daughter. Matilda will have so many people who will be able to speak to her about her father’s abilities and respect he had in the industry. That is such a wonderful legacy to leave,” Bell told People.

Heath’s very last role in the movie ‘The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus’ is due out this March.  The mega star acting trio of Jude Law, Johnny Depp, and Colin Farrell stepped in to finish the filming, playing different versions of Heath’s character in the fantasy-adventure film. Introducing the trio of actors was made possible because the film, subject matter deals with a traveling theater troupe, who via a deal with the Devil, takes audience members through a magical mirror to explore their imaginations.

Because Heath’s ‘out of date will’ left all of his money to his father at the time of his death, Jude, Johnny, and Colin wanted to insure his daughter Matilda was taken care of, so they’ve all donated their paychecks from the film to her.

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip


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