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Honorary University of Kent degree for Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom
Image caption Orlando Bloom recently talked in the US about his battles with dyslexia

Actor Orlando Bloom is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Kent, it has been announced.

The Hollywood actor will receive the degree on 13 July at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral, in the Kent city where he was born.

The star of The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean recently talked in New York about his battles with dyslexia and learning his lines.

He said he only succeeded by working harder than other actors.

Actor David Suchet will also be honoured with a degree on the same day, along with senior law lord Baron Bingham of Cornhill, constitutional expert Professor Vernon Bogdanor, and telecommunications entrepreneur Charles Wigoder.

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