Date: 15th July 2008

Stars' pay tribute to Ledger

Heath Ledger's co-stars have paid tribute to him at the world premiere of the new Batman film in New York.

Ledger's performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight has prompted speculation that he may win a posthumous Oscar for the role.

"It's the best performance of a villain I have seen," said co-star Sir Michael Caine, who walked down a black carpet.

The movie is dedicated to the actor, who died aged 28 following an accidental drug overdose in January.

"My feeling is that he will get a nomination, I would be very surprised if he didn't get the Oscar - he has my vote anyway," said Sir Michael.

Source: Press Release