Film actor dies days after filming in London
The Australian actor Heath Ledger has been found dead in his apartment in New York just three days after filming in Clerkenwell. Watch mobile phone footage of the actor in Clerkenwell on Saturday
Heath Ledger (left) on Saturday
The Oscar-nominated actor had been filming in and around the streets of Clerkenwell on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night for the new Terry Gilliam project The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
According to the Internet Movie Database The Imaginarium of Doctor Paranassus centres around a travelling theatre company which gives its audience more than they bargained for.
It is not known at this stage whether filming of the production had finished or if Ledger, 28, was on a break and had gone back to his Manhattan home.
The set of Doctor Parnassus
Claire added that she thought the actor was suffering from a bad cold as he was constantly coughing, blowing his nose and had to have a hot water bottle on his chest during breaks in filming.
Police are reportedly investigating if the Australian actor - nominated for an Oscar for Brokeback Mountain - died of an overdose of prescription pills.
last updated: 15/05/2008 at 14:53