Jeremy Irons Reads ‘500 Words’ Competition Winning Story

SCROLL DOWN FOR AUDIO PLAYER and photo gallery Jeremy Irons was live on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, on the morning of 29 May 2015, to read the Gold Medal winning story in the Age 10-13 Category, in the annual ‘500 Words’ writing competition.  The ‘500 Words’ short-story writing competition had a record year in 2015, with over 120,000 children entering the competition.

Jeremy read the story It’s a Wide World, by Amabel Smith, age 10.

Video of Jeremy Irons reading “It’s a Wide World” by Amabel Smith

Kenneth Branagh and Jeremy Irons at St. James' Palace

Kenneth Branagh and Jeremy Irons at St. James’ Palace

Other celebrity readers, including Kenneth Branagh, Charles Dance and Eleanor Tomlinson, were on hand to read winning stories.  HRH The Duchess of Cornwall invited Chris Evans and the ‘500 Words’ finalists to broadcast live from St. James’ Palace and to attend a reception afterward. The broadcast also featured live music from The Vamps and Will Young.


Click below to listen to Jeremy Irons live on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show:

Listen to the entire Chris Evans Breakfast Show from 29 May HERE.

Read more about the event from – Chris Evans announces 500 Words winners

You can read all the finalists, including the six winning stories, on the500 Words website.

500 Words 2015: The Movie

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