Actors directors with dyslexia

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    wow soooo many top names have dyslexia from tim burton walt disney orlando bloom jjohney depp kierra knightly susa hampshire angelina jollie there are loads sooo cool i bet they get no stick for it when casting haha funny how ppl change when working with names this is only the tip of iceburg there are sooo many crikey i dont feel bad about it now

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  • Dan Gregory

    Actor

    No need to feel bad! One guy I knew had his girlfriend coach him his lines as he couldn't read them at all. He was very successful at the time.

    My wife is a novelist and she too has dyslexia.

    Help always used to be on hand at the Reading Reading Centre :-))

    • 28th May 2011
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    thanks for info ill check that out, say hi to ur wife your a cool dude thanks mickey

    • 28th May 2011
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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    My daughter is dyspraxic Mickey. She has problems with many things that other teenagers do as second nature.

    When she did her GCSE's sometimes she would walk out of lessons telling me "It feels like the teachers are saying 'Bah. bah, bah, bah ,bah'". These conditions need to be understood. In a previous school she was looked at as nothing more than a bad child who "makes her own choices to be bad." This is the WRONG attitude. It can destroy a childs prospects.

    She is now training to be a beautician.

    • 28th May 2011
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  • Catherine Stobbs

    Actor

    BBC3 did it great documentary about Kara Tointons struggles with dyslexia. She had sessions with someone who taught her different methods of learning lines and thinking about words.

    Think it might still be on iplayer, see if you can find it.

    Catherine x

    • 28th May 2011
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  • Kat Kumar

    Actor

    I did my GCSE's with a mild concussion. Not easy.

    Cat -x-

    • 28th May 2011
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  • Stephanie Gunner-Lucas

    Actor

    Hey, my agency msft is particularly interested in dyslexic playwrights and practitioners, and runs events including an annual festival for new writers in conjunction with Dyslexia Awareness Week. More info here: www.makingtheatrework.com/msft-projects/dys-pla/

    If anyone would like more info PM me x

    • 28th May 2011
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    hi guys thanks advice catherine i got those glasses they are ok for scripts but the funny thing with me is if i get script day before i have no problem i can break the charator see its the writing i make mistakes if i was speaking i would come across as more articulate , but cos im writing i go with quick words i can spell thankyou cattherine i didnt know how many top directors have it and hollwood actors someone said einstien was dyslexic but not sure if thats correct xxxmickey

    • 28th May 2011
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    fuzz tell your daughter i can get her a job in beauty salon primrose hill pm me ........hi cat i know you would do it with or without cocussion all those milkshake we were discussing happy bank hol........message for steph thaks ill check out website i got agents in uk and agents in usa its strange over there no one frowns when you say bear in mind i need script day earlier but some top directors here are cool as long as you can do the job they not fussed its other actors that give dyslexic actors a hard time , but once you become a name the same actors suck up sick or what?lolbb i didnt realize ppl put adverts on cv here as ive been told not to put them on some casting directors dont like it ps im still looking for a actress who has played i blind role playing age late twentys for feature film pm me if anyone knows someone but! Only if they are willing to give actors advice happy weekend your like a breath of freash air any dyslexic actors who dont like posts send me a pm i will give you any help you need cos if i dont know answer i will find sommeone who does plus all pp on ccp will tell you i am loyal i wouldnt talk about your pm thats my word hugs lov mickey churchill im a hugger cant help it lolxxxxx

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  • Marc Zammit

    Actor

    I have dyslexia.

    The thing with dyslexia we are quite emotional people. We ain't good at reading like others. But we seem to know how to act out feeling, taking on realistic emotions. Handy when your kid and want to get what u want. Lol but as dyslexia we tend to bring out character. But our best touch is once we have been told the script or lines we remember like we heard it a 1000s times. I had 2 major

    Roles for film and program and had 1 day to learn both I got someone to read me the script and then read it to myself. And knew it word for word. Madness. I think to myself sometimes how the he'll I remember all off that I remember some scripts I done 3 years ago. So in a way we have a gift but pen and paper we are dogs given a playstation. That's why we don't go for office jobs we are not confident with it.

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    happy bank holiday monday mark i salute you for one havinf the b....lls to say im dyslexic, two you have told the story of dyslexia in such a brillant way , i think the emotions we bare and show are true passion without thinking it through gives us in a strange way the edge to breaking the charactor .we just need that extra time to prepare but as my mentor who passed away a year yesterday used to say mickey if the charactor is in the room and you miss one or two words no one cares cos you put the emotions across you made us feel it was real man! So there is a up side to it more and more directors are using dyslexia actors cos of the way we are naked to showing the emotion without thinking if we are. Nice one mark i will be adding you to the pool of actors who are real ill def pass on your cv tim burton adores us also tarotino my spelling is cr.p but i know you follow what im trying to write blucky ur mate mickey churchill

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    just had a chat with karen buck mp westminster, i think the lable dyslexia should be re labled as creative inttelingence! No stigma to that. She agreed with me and is going to do a paper on it ! So fingers crossed if i manged to save one person from bulling cos dyslexia brill, ill keep on at herand will keep you guys informed blucky mickey

    • 31st May 2011
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    HI everyone

    I am a dyslexic actor as well and I am doing some research as part of a PhD looking at the experience of dyslexic actor in training and in the profession, looking at strenghts, challenges and stratergies.

    If you would like to explore your dyslexia and the acting process by taking part in workshops / interviews / focus groups then please get in touch. All participants will be anonymous if requested.

    Many thanks!

    Deb

    • 1st Jun 2011
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    hi deb hope my pm was of some use to you, goodluck with p.h.d. Im looking forward to your responce on a pm i know your busy but im very proud of you blucky mickeyxx

    • 1st Jun 2011
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    hey steph talking to someone today about that dyslexic link they ight put it in the stage newspaper hope so its lik the other way around in states a lot of ppl say they got dyslexia to get extra time how mad is that ne of my favorite male casting directors i like a lot of them but once the amazing kevin riddle was casting at spotlight for american clients well here i go only to be given 6 pages of what now looks like japanese lol so all these guys from emerdale other soaps were giving it large and i was feeling like mr bean so i though shoot im going to have to tell him so i goes hmm sorry im dyslexic i normally get scripts a day ahead ten ill have it bang off so now im gettng the sniggers off the actors the room is getting smaller , then the client poped her head round called mr riddle and by now i got my coat on and he comes out and says hey mickey ive just explained and they want you to wait till end then come in and meet them ? So in i trot we all talk about everything and anything but the project lots oof laughs maybe at me but anyway i say goodbye going downstairs and mr kevin riddle shouts mickey they want to know how about playing colin?? More script and come back tommorow .so the morale of this is be yourself keep it real it pays off mickey keeping it real

    • 2nd Jun 2011
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    hi deb you say your writing phd about dyslexia and the way it affects you? I sent you a pm telling you but i wanted to remain anon is that why you never responded or is it that my dyslexia is soooo bad you still trying to read it?? Im waiting to get banned from posting haha cos most ppl have to be on valium or drunk to follow my writing,still it stops me from writing emails xmas cards but my phone bills are through the roof haha hope you enjoy the weekend something for your phd i walked into pyics building on malebone road and asked receptioist when i was 14 if i coud get my fortune told only to tell me its not pysick yknow tarot card and stuff its pysics?? Mickey that thing in science looking around i suddley seemed to be in a parell universe as there were blokes suited and booted most with glasses on?? Looking very important i felt like et! In a science lab haha this dyslexia is hard to live with its like a junkie having a monkey on your back that you cant shake off tata before the men in white coats come to take me away again............mickey

    • 3rd Jun 2011
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    good luck with conference thanks for your pm blucky mickey

    • 4th Jun 2011
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