Keira Knightley: I’m completely uneducated
Keira Knightley has said she feels she has to prove herself intellectually because she didn’t go to university.
The Atonement star, who was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of six, dropped out of school in the middle of her A-levels at the age of 17 to pursue her acting career and she told Tatler magazine recently: “I am completely uneducated.
“Not going to university did give me an incredible driving force because it leaves you with a slight chip on your shoulder.
“It makes me feel I am going to read absolutely everything so I can prove I am not stupid.”
She added that she’s currently reading a biographer of Hitler’s chief architect Albert Speer, a history of the Vietnam War and key feminist texts such as Germaine Greer’s ‘The Female Eunuch’.