Famous people with dyspraxia

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Postby parnassus » Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:55 am

Henri wrote:
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (the famous poet) and G.K. Chesterton (bestselling author and theologian) also had dyspraxia. Modern-day dyspraxic celebrities include the photographer Richard Bailey and somebody else whose name the Dyspraxia Foundation refused to hand out over the phone.


Do you mean David Bailey? I've never heard of a Richard, but it's possible that there are two famous photographers with the surname Bailey.

Jack Kerouac was also rumoured to be Dyspraxic, and Winston Churchill reportedly showed signs of neurodiversity.


Here is an article on David Bailey : http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life ... 146568.ece[url][/url]


I do mean David Bailey. Richard Bailey is a dyspraxic guy whom I know through the local autism support group. :roll:
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Re: yes but with Dyslexia

Postby Steph » Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:36 pm

DJ Arsenal wrote:Jamie Oliver, Marco Pierre-White, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Tom Cruise :shock: :?:


I knew about Marco Pierre White but I thought Jamie Oliver, Orlando Bloom and Tom Cruise were dyslexic rather than dyspraxic although admittedly misdiagnosis can be common and there can be lots of similarities between the two conditions. I did read an interview with Orlando Bloom once though where he admitted that he was really accident prone and has broken almost every bone in his body so it's possible although dyspraxia is more than coordination.
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Re: Famous people with dyspraxia

Postby mattlovesjess » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:12 pm

the actor who plays Harry Potter is dyspraxic i heard lol
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Re: Famous people with dyspraxia

Postby hana-banana2 » Wed May 06, 2009 9:11 pm

Daniel Radcliffe aka the harry potter actor is supposed to be dyspraxic.

Patrick Dempsey, the guy who plays mcdreamy in the Greys Anatomy, is dyslexic (not strictly dyspraxic but related).

Richard Branson, the billionare who owns virgin is dyspraxic i read.
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Re: Famous people with dyspraxia

Postby drama-queen » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:35 am

daniel radcliffe... and apparently will smith
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Re: Famous people with dyspraxia

Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:25 pm

I didn't know about Will Smith and I can't find any articles on it. When did you hear about it?
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Re: Famous people with dyspraxia

Postby drama-queen » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:10 am

I think on an interview a few years back... it might of been dyslexia or dysgraphia though
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Re: Famous people with dyspraxia

Postby the monk in question » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:01 am

I think Bob Dylan might have it as well- look at his handwriting
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Re: Famous people with dyspraxia

Postby MontyDyspraxia » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:48 pm

I'm convinced Jo March from Little Women is dyspraxic, not sure why. What'd you all think?
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Re: Famous people with dyspraxia

Postby crazyvonnie » Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:29 pm

i heard that danial radcliffe from harry potter was dyspraxic. i saw in the dialy telegraph so i thought it properly is true. i didn't know the rest was dyspraxic very interesting indeed.
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Re: Famous people with dyspraxia

Postby MontyDyspraxia » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:10 pm

I was watching Prince of Egypt last night and a thought, well, more like a memory struck me. When I was little, I used to think "Moses is kinda like me!" because of the odd way he was running, as well as bumping into an old man, just before All I Ever Wanted but now I think that's due to the animation. So, last night, I started looking out for signs. For example, when he killed that guard. He sort of slipped in a similar fashion I fall and when he was running away to the desert, he stumbled. Also, when he and Rameses were late for the party, Moses pushed the servant away a bit too hard. There was another moment when he was in the desert, he caught his foot on a rock (but that could have happened to anyone so it's not really a dyspraxic moment.) So, I'm thinking does Dreamwork's version of Moses have a dyspraxia? Why don't you all check it out for yourselves?
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Re: Famous people with dyspraxia

Postby kerrianne92 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:32 pm

Im not sure how many people have seen the tin tin cartoons but thompson and thompson are really clumsy!
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Re: Famous people with dyspraxia

Postby Cynamon » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:36 pm

What about Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter series?

He's really clumsy and things, more than normal, I mean, at least that's how it seems to me when I read the books. It doesn't come out so much in the movies.
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Re: Famous people with dyspraxia

Postby xLittleHannahx » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:43 am

I recently found out, well my mum did!, that Daniel Radcliffe aka "Harry Potter" is dyspraxic.
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Re: Famous people with dyspraxia

Postby Miwa » Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:01 pm

Cynamon wrote:What about Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter series?

He's really clumsy and things, more than normal, I mean, at least that's how it seems to me when I read the books. It doesn't come out so much in the movies.


My best friend thought the same thing. I agree ^^.
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