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Andy McNab and Winston Churchill: What have they got in common?

It is estimated that between 10-15 per cent of the population are affected by dyslexia. Some 4 per cent are severely affected and may never be able to read fluently, even as adults. Dyslexia is not a disease, like measles, that people can recover from. However, an early diagnosis and appropriate support will make a positive difference. Here’s a list of famous dyslexics…

  • David Bailey - photographer
  • Marlon Brando - actor
  • Richard Branson - entrepreneur
  • Cher - pop star, actress
  • Winston Churchill - politician, author
  • Tom Cruise - actor
  • Walt Disney - film producer
  • Leonardo da Vinci - artist, inventor
  • Thomas Edison - engineer
  • Albert Einstein - scientist, mathematician
  • Noel Gallagher - pop star, song writer
  • Susan Hampshire - actress
  • Michael Heseltine - entrepreneur, politician
  • Anthony Hopkins - actor
  • Bob Hoskins - actor
  • Eddie Izzard - comedian
  • Keira Knightley - actress
  • Lord McAlpine - businessman
  • Andy McNab - soldier and author
  • Paul Merson - footballer
  • Jamie Oliver - tv chef
  • General Patton - soldier
  • Sir Steven Redgrave - rower
  • Anita Roddick - founder of the Body Shop
  • Auguste Rodin - sculptor
  • Lord Rogers - architect
  • Sir Jackie Stewart - racing driver
  • Robbie Williams - pop start
  • William Butler Yeats - poet