Birth Name: Heath Andrew Ledger
Date of Birth: 4 April, 1979
Place of Birth: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Date of Death: 22 January, 2008
Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.
Ethnicity: English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh
Heath Ledger was an Australian actor and director. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for The Dark Knight (2008). He was in a relationship with actress Michelle Williams, with whom he had a daughter.
Heath’s paternal grandfather was Colin Francis Ledger (the son of Joseph Francis “Frank” Ledger and Gladys Muriel Lyons). Joseph was the son of Edson Ledger, who was born in Yorkshire, England, and of Annie Frances Sumner, who was born in Lincolnshire, England. Gladys was the daughter of Oliver Charles Lyons, who was of English and Welsh descent, and of Henrietta/Hetta Hatton, whose parents were English.
Heath’s paternal grandmother was Esma Kathleen McFarlane.
Heath’s maternal grandparents are John Ramshaw and Jackie.
Source: Celebrities with Scottish roots – http://www.holyroodpr.co.uk
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