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Ledger music videos to be aired

Heath Ledger
Ledger won a slew of awards for his role in The Dark Knight

Two music videos directed by Oscar-winning actor Heath Ledger before his death in 2008 are to be released.

The first, for Seattle band Modest Mouse, is an animated promotional film for their song King Rat.

Singer Isaac Brock said the idea for a collaboration came up when he met Ledger during a trip to Australia.

He also directed a video for newcomer Grace Woodroofe's cover of David Bowie's Quicksand on her debut album which is to be released soon.

King Rat is taken from Modest Mouse's 2007 album We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank.

It is animated by illustrator Daniel Auber, a member of Ledger's art collective The Massive.

Ledger had previously directed music videos for Australian hip-hop artist N'fa and the late singer-songwriter Nick Drake.

The latter promo was screened at a tribute to Drake, who died at the age of 26 in 1974 from an overdose of an anti-depressant drug.

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