Director Terry Gilliam and the late Heath LedgerBad news has been a frequent, unwelcome guest to the sets of American expatriate Terry Gilliam throughout his post-Monty Python career as a movie director. But nothing he'd been through in the fraught productions of 'Brazil,' 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen' and the aborted 'The Killing of Don Quixote' compared to the loss of actor Heath Ledger half-way through production of 'The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.'

Ledger had just completed his London scenes for 'Parnassus,' playing the role of Tony, a mysterious Londoner who joins an even more mysterious troupe of magicians and conjurers, and had returned to New York to rest while the movie company relocated to Vancouver, B.C. But he never rejoined it. On Jan. 22, 2008, two days after leaving Liondon, Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.