Celebrities with dyslexia

There are actually a lot of celebrities that we see everyday that have dyslexia. Here are some of my favourite celebrities interviews on dyslexia:

Kiera Knightly

Kiera Knightly was diagnosed with dyslexia at the young age of six years old. She is not alone in her family because her older brother also has dyslexia. Keira is most known for her role as Elisabeth Swan in the 2003 Pirates of the Caribbean film series. She is considered to be one of the best actresses of all time.

Orlando Bloom

Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom, is also known in Pirates of the Caribbean as William Turner. However he has also gained international recognition for starring in the Lord of the Rings.

Orlando’s Dyslexia was discovered in school. He felt very insecure about it, but his mother soon realised his creative side and encouraged him to take art and drama classes. Bloom too counts as a very famous actor (In my opinion he’s the best actor of all time :))

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver is one of the most successful professional chefs in the world. However, he also is a famous international bookseller and TV personality. I believe that almost every household has one of his cooking books in their shelves. What is interesting about Jamie is that he initially left school at 16 without any qualifications whatsoever. However he quickly managed to work his way up the “kitchen ladder” and became one of the most known chefs due to his talent and likability.

Richard Brandson

Richard Branson, a super famous dyslexic entrepreneur, also had a very hard time at school. Like Jamie Oliver, he also dropped out at age 16 – which ultimately led him to the create Virgin Records which originally started in the music industry and later expanded into other sectors. He is now estimated to be worth over £3 billion.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is Hollywood’s best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. He believes that dyslexia was a factor to his success, permitting him to think differently from other people and resulting in him winning 3 academy awards, 3 Golden Globes, 4 Emmy Awards, and more.

Reference List:

Videos 1-4 are accessed on the Made by Dyslexia YouTube Channel under: https://youtube.com/channel/UCLBUsgxhf_otK_qKoZnP0pA

In Addition you can find the videos on the made by dyslexia website: https://www.madebydyslexia.org/

Barbour, Heather. “Famous People with Dyslexia [a List of 200+ Actors, Athletes, Musicians & Scientists].” Ongig Blog, 2020, https://blog.ongig.com/diversity-and-inclusion/famous-people-with-dyslexia/.

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