The Dark Knight

Cast Biographies

Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Bruce Wayne/ Batman

Christian Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, but later moved to England. He caught the acting bug early in life, and by the age of ten was already appearing in a West End production of The Nerd. Television work soon followed, but it was in 1987's Empire of the Sun that he first made his mark ... [ full biography of Christian Bale ]

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

The Joker

Prior to his American film debut, the Perth-born Heath Ledger was already a television star in Australia. Playing the role of a Celtic prince in the series Roar, Ledger earned legions of young, female Aussie fans who instantly fell in love with the young heartthrob. The series was short-lived, however... [ full biography of Heath Ledger ]

Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart

Harvey Dent/ Two Face

Originally from Northern California, Eckhart moved to England with his family when he was a teen. He returned to the States to study theater at Brigham Young University in Utah. Which is where he met director/writer Neil LaBute, and their working association began. Eckhart has become a regular player for ... [ full biography of Aaron Eckhart ]

Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman

Commisioner Gordon

Gary Oldman's perceptions of life were skewed at an early age when his father, an alcoholic welder, left home one day when Oldman was only seven years old never to return again. His childhood memories are of a drab working class area of South London called New Cross that he called ... [ full biography of Gary Oldman ]

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Rachel Dawes

The daughter of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Forner, Maggie Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles. She made her feature film debut at the age of 14, in Waterland (1992), directed by her father. Over the next six years she would appear in four more productions directed by her ... [ full biography of Maggie Gyllenhaal ]

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Lucius Fox

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Freeman studied acting at Los Angeles City College after a five-year stint in the Air Force. A true Renaissance man, he has done it all, from Broadway to children's television, soap operas and finally, starring roles in big budget features. He made his Broadway debut ... [ full biography of Morgan Freeman ]

Michael Caine

Michael Caine

Alfred Pennyworth

Born to a fish-porter father and a charwoman mother in South London, Maurice Micklewhite emerged from dismal poverty to hit it big, in 1966, as a low-class Cockney lothario named Alfie and as bespectacled agent Harry Palmer in a trilogy of spy flicks. Along the way, he ditched his name in favor of ... [ full biography of Micael Caine]

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