Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom has opened up about his lifelong battle with dyslexia – admitting it has made his job as an actor harder.

The Pirates of the Caribbean said his reading difficulties mean that he finds it hard to read scripts.

He said: ‘It’s still an ongoing struggle’.

 Orlando Bloom attended the Child Mind Institute Lecture Series in New York on Living with Dyslexia, saying his condition made it harder to read scripts.

‘I have more trouble studying scripts and memorising lines than most other actors.’

Bloom, 33, also revealed that his own mother used to bribe him with the promise of a motorbike in a bid to get him to read more.

‘My mum used to tell me, “If you read 50 books, I’ll get you a motorbike,”‘ he said.

‘So that inspired me to read a lot and work through my dyslexia. But I never quite got to 50. And I never got that motorbike!’

Thanks to the British Dyslexia Association’s Twitter feed.