Behind-the-scenes shots of Heath Ledger as The Joker in 'The Dark Knight' emerge

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Personally, it's difficult, nigh-on impossible, to view The Dark Knight or any associated content without the spectre of Heath Ledger's death lingering in the background. It's still a remarkable cinematic experience, sure, but every photo or every featurette that features Ledger as the Joker is tied up with the tragic fate of the actor.

These new photo's have emerged from of Heath Ledger, in full Joker makeup, smiling with fight trainer, Jiusto Dieguez, who taught him, Christian Bale and Liam Neeson the Keysi fighting method for the films. Ledger's portrayal of The Joker was definitive, and undoubtedly one of the big-screens best ever villains, so seeing these behind-the-scenes shots is always welcome. Still, leaves an odd, eerie feeling, right? There's also a shot of Bale in full Batman gear posing with their fighting coach. Check out the never-before-seen shots below:

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