Famous Dyslexics

Top 10 Fictional Dyslexic Characters

By | February 21st, 2017|Famous Dyslexics, Listmania, Videos|

With around 10% of the population being dyslexic, we often find our dyslexic compadres popping up in some pretty unexpected places. So it was no surprise when we realised, some of the characters from [...]

Famous Dyslexics: Woody Harrelson

By | January 19th, 2017|Famous Dyslexics|

Profile Name: Woodrow Tracy Harrelson Occupation: Actor Birthplace: Midland, Texas, USA Woody Harrelson’s performance in the 1985 series Cheers, not only acquired two Academy Award nominations but he also walked away with an Emmy Award. His [...]

Four Things I Learned from AA Gill

By | December 13th, 2016|Famous Dyslexics, News and Views|

As someone who stays away from the broadsheets, (I find them difficult, long winded and energy sapping) the writing of AA Gill was something I was never really aware of. But three weeks ago, I received [...]

Dyslexics Films for October: Stork & Inferno

By | October 24th, 2016|Art & Entertainment, Famous Dyslexics|

October sees the release of two more films starring or made by actors or crew with dyslexia. Stork starring Jennifer Aniston and Inferno by superstar Producer Brian Grazer. If you need any assistance when reading this [...]

Episode 27 – Dyspraxia & the Politician feat. Emma Lewell-Buck

By | October 13th, 2016|Famous Dyslexics, Podcasts|

As a kid, while her friends were watching TV dreaming of being the next 80’s pop star or Sunderland United pinup, Emma was watching the news, dreaming of being a Westminster Politician. The problem is, the [...]

Dyslexics in Film: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

By | October 13th, 2016|Art & Entertainment, Famous Dyslexics|

Last month actress Lauren McCrostie popped into our podcast studio to tell us the serendipitous story, of how she ended up starring in the latest Tim Burton film. The film is currently on general release so [...]

Episode 26 – Peculiar People feat. Lauren McCrostie

By | September 8th, 2016|Famous Dyslexics, Podcasts|

For Lauren, acting had always been the perfect outlet for her to explore her talent for turning words on a 2D page, into the 3D characters that inhabited her drama classes. When, ‘just for experience,’ she [...]

James Wilsons DysleXia factor wows X Factor Judges

By | September 8th, 2016|Art & Entertainment, Famous Dyslexics|

Image from YouTube Cabinet maker James Wilson helped kick off this year’s series of The X Factor in typical heart string pulling fashion. Over the weekend the dyslexic musician, who in the past has [...]

Mollie King Releases New Solo Material

By | August 24th, 2016|Art & Entertainment, Famous Dyslexics|

After a two-year hiatus, and hot on the heels of fellow band mates, Una Healy and Vanessa White, ‘The Saturdays’ Mollie King has hit the charts with her own solo material. Her signing with Island Records [...]

Episode 25 – A Different Perspective Feat. Luke Wright

By | August 2nd, 2016|Famous Dyslexics, Podcasts|

Author, performance poet, theatre maker and broadcaster, Luke Wright joins us in the studio. This was an interesting one for me, as I often hear people that were diagnosed with dyslexia as a child; say in [...]

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