James Corden

  • 31 October 2005

Date of birth

22nd August, 1978


TV Presenter





James Corden (18.08.1980) is an English comedian and comedy writer. He rose to notoriety when the BBC comedy series Gavin and Stacey was broadcast.

Childhood: James Corden grew up in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. As a child, he studied drama at Jackie Palmer Stage School, as well as attending Holmer Green Senior School and the Misbourne School.

Personal Life: James Corden has been involved in an on-off relationship with the Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps actress Sheridan Smith. Lily Allen asked Corden about his relationship status on her chat show, to which he replied 'It's complicated'.

Corden is a fan of West Ham United football club. He often attends matches with the comedian Russell Brand.

Career: Corden's first stage role was in the musical Martin Guerre. Following that, he appeared in the TV series Fat Friends, which was written by Kay Mellor and Boyz Unlimited.

In the first series of Teachers, in 2001, Corden played a geeky student. He also appeared in the debut series of David Walliams and Matt Lucas' Little Britain. In 2002, James Corden appeared in All Or Nothing, by Mike Leigh.

James Corden had a small role in Hollyoaks but has since commented that he would never want to go back to the series. He then took the role of Timms in a stage production of Alan Bennett's The History Boys.

Corden's breakthrough hit came when he wrote Gavin and Stacey with Ruth Jones, his co-star from Fat Friends. The series also stars Mathew Horne and Rob Brydon. Corden co-hosted Big Brother's Big Mouth with Mathew Horne in August 2007.

In 2008, James Corden landed a role in the film version of Toby Young's autobiography, How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, which also starred Simon Pegg. He followed this with a new sketch show with Mathew Horne, entitled Horne and Corden and a film entitled Lesbian Vampire Killers. The release of the film was met with a frosty reception from British film critics. Shortly before the release of the film, Horne and Corden had presented the 2009 BRIT Awards with Kylie Minogue, to a mixed reception.

In 2008. Corden won the BAFTA for Best Comedy Performance, in addition to Gavin and Stacey winning the Programme of the Year, beating The Apprentice and Britain's Got Talent.

Harry Styles Takes The Reins On James Corden's Show - As The Presenter's Wife Goes Into Labour

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13 December 2017

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James Corden and Julie Carey welcomed their third child on Tuesday

In a dramatic turn of events, American talk show host James Corden rushed to be by his wife’s side as she gave birth to their third child last night (Tues) - leaving popstar Harry Styles to take over on the Late Late Show, with just two hours’ notice.

Image caption James Corden at the 2017 Emmys

The host wrapped 2017 with a round-up of this year's guests singing along to the 30s Christmas tune 'Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town', introduced by James with the leader of 'The Late Late Show''s live band Reggie Watts - both in festive sweaters and Santa hats.

Continue reading: James Corden Smooches Harry Styles During Christmas Carpool Karaoke

Kristen Wiig Hilariously Mispronounces 'Hallelujah' During James Corden Duet

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 08 December 2017

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They attempt a Leonard Cohen classic but it turns into a brilliant disaster.

Sometimes it doesn't take much to make us laugh, and Kristen Wiig repeatedly mispronouncing the word 'Hallelujah' on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' is far funnier than it should be. She and James attempt a heartwarming rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic with hilarious results.

Image caption Kristen Wiig at a 'Downsizing' photocall

Everyone knows the 1984 hit, indeed it's seen covers from the likes of Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwraight, Tori Kelly and Bon Jovi, but Kristen Wiig had some serious struggles with the the song when she and James Corden tried to use it to preach world peace.

Continue reading: Kristen Wiig Hilariously Mispronounces 'Hallelujah' During James Corden Duet

Kelly Clarkson Gets A Date Night With Her Husband On Carpool Karaoke

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 30 November 2017

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The most romantic edition of James Corden's 'Late Late Show' segment yet.

The newest edition of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke saw him team up with Kelly Clarkson, belting out some of her greatest hits and even treating her and her husband to a special carpool date night. There's a reason why this is the most popular 'Late Late Show' segment.

Image caption Kelly Clarkson at the 2017 American Music Awards

The pair sang such numbers as 'Since U Been Gone', 'Stronger' and 'Because Of You', as well as two songs from her newest album 'Meaning Of Life': single 'Love So Soft' and the uplifting soul number 'Whole Lotta Woman'. Kelly even sang a rendition of 'So This Is Love' from Disney's 'Cinderella' - a song that she says she sings to her 19-month-old son Remington.

Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Gets A Date Night With Her Husband On Carpool Karaoke

Lily Allen Accuses James Corden Of Coming On To Her On Live TV

By Stephanie Chase in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 25 November 2017

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The singer was recalling a 2008 interview were the pair shared some very suggestive banter.

Lily Allen has said James Corden ‘came on’ to her during a live TV interview in 2008.

The ‘Late Late Show’ host had been a guest of the singer on her short-lived BBC Three chat show 'Lily Allen and Friends' back in 2008.

And on Twitter, Thursday, a clip of the interview resurfaced, causing Lily to claim she wasn’t receptive to James’s flirting but instead she’d gone along with the banter so she wouldn’t be branded 'cold' or ‘snobbish’.

Continue reading: Lily Allen Accuses James Corden Of Coming On To Her On Live TV

Kim Kardashian Ranks Her Sisters' Fashion Sense On 'The Late Late Show'

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 17 November 2017

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She also opened up on Kanye West's worst habit.

'Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts' is probably one of the greatest talk-show games ever and James Corden has finally invited Kim Kardashian to take part during his 'Late Late Show' segment. Surprisingly, she was extremely willing to spill on anything - apart from whether or not her sisters are pregnant.

Image caption Kim Kardashian at the LACMA Gala

The game has already seen Khloe Kardashian and Kendall Jenner spill some juicy secrets, so it was about time that the second oldest sibling reveal something we didn't already know. First up: who is the best and worst dressed Kardashian/Jenner sister?

Continue reading: Kim Kardashian Ranks Her Sisters' Fashion Sense On 'The Late Late Show'

Pink's First Heartbreak Was All Bon Jovi's Fault

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 15 November 2017

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The singer confessed she used to crush on Jon Bon Jovi when she was a kid.

Pink finally appeared on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke segment recently and managed to completely baffle the 'Late Late Show' host in the process. If he wasn't stunned enough by her claims that she sings better upside down and that she friendzoned Joey Fatone from NSYNC, her love of Jon Bon Jovi went a lot deeper than anyone could have guessed.

Image caption Pink at the CMA Awards

Appearing on Carpool Karaoke to sing the likes of 'What About Us' (complete with choreography), 'Get the Party Started', 'Beautiful Trauma' and 'Raise Your Glass', she revealed her childhood obsession with the Bon Jovi frontman. Everyone has childhood crushes, but she will never forget her first love.

Continue reading: Pink's First Heartbreak Was All Bon Jovi's Fault

Sam Smith Gets To Meet His Idols On Carpool Karaoke

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 03 November 2017

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James Corden invites some special guests to sing with them on the road.

James Corden's latest Carpool Karaoke guest was the one and only Sam Smith, and it was definitely one of the funniest yet. Plus, the 'Late Late Show' host managed to make the singer's whole year by bringing along some very special guests and rendering him super starstruck.

Image caption Sam Smith at the Attitude Awards

After first singing Sam's latest single 'Too Good at Goodbyes', he and James spoke about both their weight-loss journeys - one of which was a lot more successful than the other. However, Sam doesn't plan to stay slim forever by any means.

Continue reading: Sam Smith Gets To Meet His Idols On Carpool Karaoke

LeBron James Is 'Humbled' By Rap Lyric References

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 01 November 2017

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He opens up about the experience to James Corden on Carpool Karaoke.

Lebron James is one of the more unusual guests on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke segment, but in a recently unveiled extended preview we see him opening up about getting mentions in rap songs, his good buddy Jay-Z and rapping along to a hip hop classic from the nineties.

Image caption LeBron James at Sports Illustrated Sports Person of the Year event

The 32-year-old basketball hero was quizzed by James Corden on how it feels to get constantly mentioned in rap lyrics from 'LeBron James' by Yo Gotti, Big Sean's 'Deserve It', 'Gotta Have It' by Jay-Z and Kanye West, and 'Can a Drummer Get Some' by Travis Barker among many others.

Continue reading: LeBron James Is 'Humbled' By Rap Lyric References

Anna Wintour Never Slept With Bob Marley... But She Absolutely Would Have

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 27 October 2017

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She confesses all in James Corden's 'Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts' game.

Prepare for your opinion of Anna Wintour to change dramatically. She appeared on James Corden's 'Late Late Show' segment 'Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts', where she joked about sleeping with Bob Marley, wearing Prada, and a Met Gala guest that will never get another invitation.

Image caption Anna Wintour at a Milan Fashion Week gala

We didn't think late night talk shows were the 67-year-old Vogue editor's thing either, but she proved everybody wrong by letting her hair down and chowing down on some of the most disgusting food James' team could come up with - at least in her opinion.

Continue reading: Anna Wintour Never Slept With Bob Marley... But She Absolutely Would Have

James Corden attends the world premiere of 'The Emoji Movie' at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 23rd July 2017

James Corden pictured at the UEFA Champions League Final held at National Stadium of Wales - Cardiff, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th June 2017

James Corden out on the streets filming 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' in Aldwych - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 31st May 2017

James Corden at the 2017 Turner Upfront event held at Madison Square Garden - New York, United States - Wednesday 17th May 2017

James Corden, Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe seen entering 'An Evening of Laughs with James Corden and The Late Late Show' held at the Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 23rd March 2017