What do these famous people have in common?


Pablo Picasso, the famous artist

Pablo Picasso, the artist

Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister in the UK during World War 2

Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister during World War 2

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

They had dyslexia.

If you have dyslexia, this means you may find it difficult to read and spell. People with dyslexia often think in pictures rather than words, so they are often very creative people who can be great at thinking of new ideas. So remember – with the right support with your learning, you can grow up to do amazing things, just like Picasso, Winston Churchill and Keira Knightley.

Here’s what Keira Knightley said about her experiences when she was a child and was going to auditions to be in theatre and films:

“I remember going in for an audition when I was eight, and it was the most excruciating experience because I couldn’t read my lines. My desire to act was my driving force. I got really good help from some amazing teachers and my mother and father worked tirelessly with me, so by the time I was 11 I had kind of overcome the dyslexia and now it’s not really a problem. I don’t notice it any more.”

 

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