Meet Lucas Pittaway, our new Heath Ledger

HE’S been dubbed Australia’s new Heath Ledger and Lucas Pittaway, 18, is determined to live up to the hype.
It’s not just his uncanny resemblance to the late actor but also his gritty performance in the new Australian film Snowtown that has attracted the comparison.

“I hear that quite a bit and it’s quite a compliment,” said Pittaway of the Ledger comments, before flying out to France to represent the movie at the Cannes International Film Festival.

“I would love to go to Hollywood and try something out, see what I can do and almost discover a different me while I’m there.”

Snowtown is based on the horrific “body in the barrel” murders by serial killer John Bunting (played by Dan Henschall) and his young accomplice Jamie Vlassakis (played by Pittaway).