Naomi Watts has spoken about her relationship with the actor, Heath Ledger, who died in 2008.

The actress, who dated Ledger from 2002 to 2004 reflected on their romance in an interview with More magazine.

She said: "We had a beautiful relationship, only a couple of years, but he was a man who was completely full of joy, and there was a lot of laughing and affection. He was really a very special soul."

Watts also spoke about her sadness over Ledger's death saying that she can relate to how his daughter Matilda must feel without her father.

The actress explained: "[Heath was such] a great actor, but I know there was so much more to come. It's such a tragedy for his little daughter.

"Not knowing my father always made me feel like a piece of myself was missing or unknown."