Inspiring Video

I found this video really inspiring. Whether you have got dyslexia or not, please watch it to learn a bit more. Some of the mis-conceptions about dyslexia are completely wrong and should be challenged. Don’t ever assume anything.

Here is an A-Z of famous dyslexic people, taken from the British Dyslexia Association website.

A-Z Celebrity Dyslexics


Anthony Andrews – Actor

Kirsty Alsopp – TV presenter

Damon Albarn – Singer / Song writer

Muhammad Ali – Former Boxer

Fred Astaire – Actor


David Bailey – Photographer

Louis Barnett- Chocolatier and Entrepreneur

Michael Barrymore – TV personality

Orlando Bloom – Actor

Marlon Brando – Actor

Richard Branson – Entrepreneur

Sarah Brightman – Actor and singer

Alexander Graham Bell – Inventor

Darcey Bussell – Ballet dancer

Harry Belafonte – Actor / Singer

George Burns – Entertainer


Gary Chapman – Film script writer

Cher – Singer

Agatha Christie – Writer

Margi Clarke – TV presenter and actor

Steven J Connell – TV writer and author

Chuck Close – Artist

Brian Conley – Comedian and actor

Tom Cruise – Actor


Roald Dahl – Author

Leonardo da Vinci – Artist

Patrick Dempsey – Actor

Walt Disney – Film producer

Kristian Digby – TV presenter

Duchess of York


Thomas Edison – Inventor

Albert Einstein – Scientist

Bella Emberg – TV personality and comedian

Ben Elton – Comedian

Erin Pizzey- started first women’s refuge


Sophy Fisher – Journalist

Lorna Fitzsimmons – MP

David Fogel – Buying and Merchandising Director of Hamleys

Esther Freud – Novelist

Harrison Ford – Actor

Michael Faraday – Chemist and Physicist

Dustin Hoffman – Actor


Noel Gallagher – Singer

AA Gill – Journalist

Whoopi Goldberg – Actor

Bill Gates – Microsoft Chairman

Duncan Goodhew – Former Olympic Swimmer

Antony Gormley – Sculptor

Danny Glover – Actor

Hamish Grant – Chief Executive of Axeon

Nanci Griffith – Folk singer


Jerry Hall – Model

Susan Hampshire – Actor

Guy Hands – EMI Chairman

Woody Harrelson – Actor

Lord Philip Harris – Entrepreneur and millionaire

Salma Hayek – Actor

Johnny Herbert – Formula One racing Driver

Tommy Hilfiger – Designer

Anthony Hopkins – Actor

Jack Horner – Palaeontologist

Bob Hoskins – Actor

Louise Hunt – Actor

Carol Harrison – Actor


John Irving – Author

Eddie Izzard – Comedian


Steve Jobs – Founder of Apple

Magic Johnson – Basketball player

Bruce Jenner – Olympian


Felicity Kendall – Actor

Nigel Kennedy – Violinist

Jodie Kidd – Supermodel

Keira Knightley – Actor


Lara Flynn Boyle- Actress

Jay Leno – TV presenter

Kenny Logan – Rugby Player

Lynda La Plante – TV writer

John Lennon – Musician

Carl Lewis – Olympian

Sandy Lyle – Golfer


Ingvar Kamprad – Founder of Ikea


Charles Rennie Mackintosh – Artist and designer

Lord McAlpine

Simon Menzies – Painter

Mika – Singer

Paul Merson – footballer

Sarah Miles – Actor

Jo Malone – Retailer

John Madjeski – Businessman

Kim Marsh – Actor

James Martin – Chef


Dominic O’Brien – Word memory champion

Jamie Oliver – Chef

Ozzy Osbourne – Rock star


Theo Paphitis – Chairman/Chief Executive – Ryman and Partners

Marco Pierre-White – Chef

River Phoenix – Actor

Pablo Picasso – Artist


Prince Harry

Princess Beatrice

Sir Steven Redgrave – Former Olympic rower

Oliver Reed – Actor

Beryl Reid – Actor

Auguste Rodin – Sculptor

Zara Reid – Businesswoman

Guy Ritchie – Director

Auguste Rodin – Sculptor

Lord Richard Rogers – Architect

Lee Ryan – Singer


Eric Shipton – Mountaineer and explorer

Sir Jackie Stewart – Racing driver

Peter Stringfellow – Businessman

Matthew Sturgis – Journalist

Steven Spielberg – Director

Sylvester Stallone – Actor

Rick Stein – Chef

Imogen Stubbs – Actor

Jo Self – Artist

Joss Stone – Singer


Mackenzie Thorpe – Artist

Anthea Turner – TV presenter

Liv Tyler – Actor

Billy Bob Thornton – Actor

Brian Turner – Chef


Kevin Viner – Chef


Henry Winkler – Actor

Ben Way – Entrepreneur

Zelda West-Meads – Relationship counsellor

Ruby Wax – TV presenter

James Whale – Presenter

Andy Warhol – Artist

David Whiffen – Chef

Marco Pierre White – chef

Mark Wilkinson – Furniture Designer

Toyah Wilcox – TV personality

Lord Willis – Author

Terence Woodgate – Furniture Designer

Zoe Wannamaker – Actor

Lindsay Wagnar – Actor


William Butler Yeats – Poet

Murray Lachlan Young – Poet


Benjamin Zephaniah – Poet


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