Dyslexia, the Education System and Life in general

Famous Dyslexics

Information from Wikipedia.org – List of people diagnosed with dyslexia


Jennifer Aniston (Horrible Bosses, Marley and Me, Friends)

Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean)

Keira Knightley (Imitation Game, Pirates of the Caribbean, Love Actually)

Brendan O’Carroll (Agnes Brown in Mrs. Brown’s Boys)

Keanu Reeves (The Matrix)

Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones)

Kara Tointon (Eastenders)

Henry Winkler

Whoopi Goldberg

Tom Cruise

John de Lancie (Star Trek)

Patrick Dempsey (Enchanted, Transformers:Dark Side of the Moon)

Michael Dudikoff (The Silencer)

Susan Hampshire

Salma Hayek (Spy Kids, Muppets Most Wanted)

Anthony Hopkins (Noah,Thor)

Jaime Murray (Sleepy Hollow, Hustle)

Lara Flynn Boyle (Men in Black II)

Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman)

Jerry Hall


Geoff Barrow (Portishead)

Paloma Faith

Cher and Chaz Bono

Noel Gallagher (Oaisis)


Alison Goldfrapp

Mollie King (The Saturdays)

Ozzy Osbourne

Lee Ryan (Blue)

Joss Stone

Toyah Willcox

Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine)


Beatrice of York

Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden

Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden


Alexander Graham Bell (telephone)

Pierre Curie (Radiation, Magnetism)

Steve Jobs (apple)

Michael Faraday (electric motor technology)

Galileo Galilei

Dean Kamen (Segway human transport)

James Clerk Maxwell

Tom Pellereau (Winner of The Apprentice 2011)

John Skoyles, neuroscientist and evolutionary psychologist


Robert Benton (Twilight)

Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)

Richard Ford (Independence Day)

John Irving (The Cider House Rules)

F. Lawton (Pretty Woman)

Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)

Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes)

Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns)

Steven Spielberg (War Horse, Adventures of Tintin, ET, Jurassic Park)

Jules Verne (Journey to the Center of the EarthTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days)

Benjamin Zephaniah

TV Personality

Jamie Oliver

Holly Willoughby

Ben Fogle

Jay Leno

Amy Childs (TOWIE)

Entrepreneur/Business Person

Richard Branson (Virgin)

Theo Paphitis (Dragons’ Den)

Ingvar Kamprad (founder of IKEA)

Cath Kidston

John Chambers (Cisco)

Paul Orfalea founder of FedEx

Ferdinand Piëch (Chairman of Volkswagen)


Richard Rogers (Millennium Dome)

Jo Self

Pablo Picasso

Jack Horner (advisor to Jurassic Park films)

Leonardo da Vinci

Sports People

Tom Lewis, golfer

Kenny Logan, rugby player

Scott Quinnell, rugby player

Jackie Stewart, Scottish racing driver


Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr., (third man to walk on the moon)

Alexander Faludy, (youngest Cambridge undergraduate for 200 years In 1996, with his mother, he published A Little Edge of Darkness, telling how at the age of nine he was the youngest person ever to pass the English Literature GCSE and at the age of eleven the youngest to pass an A-level, despite suffering from severe dyslexia)

Erin Brockovich, legal clerk, socio-environmental activist

Please message me with anyone I should add 🙂

(Updated 28th March 2015)

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