FAMOUS DYSLEXICS

Princess Beatrice – Diagnosed at the age of 7, she is patron of The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre.

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Lewis Hamilton- When asked about his childhood at school,  the now 30-year-old revealed: “As a dyslexic, I struggled. I also missed a lot of lessons on Fridays because I was racing on the weekends. “School was not a lot of fun for me,” Hamilton added. As for what he plans to do after his F1 career is over, he insisted: “When I stop, I will get out of the racing world, that’s for sure. “I like children so I would like to build schools for poor kids, where they can learn an instrument and get a good education, because I know for myself how hard that is.”

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Mike Juggins – Artist and filmmaker from Exeter. For well over 15 years he has worked tirelessly to raise greater understanding and appreciation of dyslexia and other learning differences. www.dyslexicdada.com

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Dominic Wood – TV presenter and actor, one half of the Dick and Dom duo.

Paloma Faith – Singer, songwriter and actress. Dyslexia didn’t stop her loving books as a child.

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Richard Branson – Entrepreneur, founder of Virgin airlines and many other companies. Openly talks about his dyslexia.

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Ben Fogle – TV presenter, columnist for many newspapers over the years and author. He struggled terribly at school and no one realised he was dyslexic at this point.

Rio Ferdinand – Footballer, at school he enjoyed physical expression, taking part in football and gymnastics classes and also drama, theatre and ballet too.

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Holly Willoughby – TV Presenter, revealed she is dyslexic when she was criticised on Twitter for spelling mistakes in a tweet.

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Keira Knightley – Actress, diagnosed at the age of 6½ with dyslexia.

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Stephen Hawking – Theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. Hawking considers himself dyslexic and thinks dyslexia caused him problems at school.

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Stampy Long Nose (Joseph Garrett) – YouTuber, Gamer and actor.
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Steven Spielberg – Film director. He says it takes him twice as long to read a book or script than others, but he uses this extra time to look for things to appreciate as he lingers over the words.

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Paul Oakenfold – Record producer and trance DJ.

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Cath Kidston – Designer and business woman.

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Orlando Bloom – Actor. In an interview with Dr Harold Koplewicz he stated “The challenge of dyslexia is something that you can make your own and make it a reason to be a winner in life”.

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Sir Steven Redgrave – Olympic rower. Winner of 17 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the Olympics, Rowing World Championships and Commonwealth games.

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Joss Stone – Singer, songwriter and actress. Spent her teenage years living in Ashill near Tiverton.

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Jamie Oliver – Celebrity chef – He is one of the wealthiest chefs in the world and is author to a large number of cook books.

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Henry Winkler – Actor, director, author – He has written a series of books called the Hank Zipzer series about a dyslexic boy. He visited Pilton Community College in Barnstaple in 2014
Albert Einstein – Theoretical Physicist – He developed the general theory of relativity.

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Thomas Edison – Inventor and businessman. Invented the light bulb.