In 2012 Douglas Booth was chosen as one of’s “Faces to Watch,” as he prepared for his role in another highly anticipated film premiere. Booth fell in love with acting at age 12 when he starred in a school play and decided he liked the onstage spotlight. But there was one problem-- Booth was dyslexic and wasn’t looking for a future with so many words. In an interview, he revealed that he struggled with reading until he was 10 years old. His struggle with dyslexia is what pushed him towards a career in the creative arts, but he tried the music sphere before deciding to dedicate himself to acting. He enrolled in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where dyslexic actor Orlando Bloom also had studied, and began to buckle down with practicing his reading and writing. His dyslexia makes reading film scripts hard for Booth, and his reading rate of scripts can vary from one a day to three or four.

Despite the difficulties that his dyslexia may pose at times, Booth has starred in multiple movies and television shows, such as Romeo and Juliet (2013) and Jupiter Ascending (2015), and continues to make a living doing what he loves.

Read an article here to learn more about Booth’s acting career and how dyslexia plays a role in his career.