James Corden

  • 31 October 2005

Date of birth

22nd August, 1978

Occupation

TV Presenter

Sex

Male

Height

1.73

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.

Ariana Grande And James Corden's Broadway Duet Is The Best

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 16 August 2018

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One of the best renditions of 'Suddenly, Seymour' ever.

It's been a long time coming, but Ariana Grande finally showed up on James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke' this week and provided possibly the best harmonies we've ever heard on the 'Late Late Show' segment. They even performed an uplifting duet to represent their shared love of Broadway theatre.

Image caption Ariana Grande at One Love Manchester concert

It's no secret that James Corden is in love with the theatre, having starred in productions of 'The History Boys' and 'One Man, Two Guvnors'. But it's musical theatre that really ignites his passion; he even had a role in Rob Marshall's 'Into the Woods' in 2014 and was recently announced to appear in the forthcoming film adaptation of 'Cats'.

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James Corden Says Kanye West Has Cancelled 'Carpool Karaoke' THREE Times

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 08 August 2018

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'The Late Late Show' host revealed that he's tried on numerous occasions, without success, to get Kanye to do 'Carpool Karaoke' with him.

As ‘Carpool Karaoke’ continues to grow in popularity with no signs of slow-down any time soon, the list of megastars who’ve participated contains one person notable by his absence – Kanye West. But his absence is nothing to do with his occasionally controversial views, according to James Corden, instead simply because he keeps cancelling.

‘The Late Late Show’ host was speaking to Kanye’s mother-in-law Kris Jenner on the chat show on Monday this week, during a segment called ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts’, where guests must answer an awkward question or consume a disgusting food or drink item.

“We’ve tried,” Corden explained, saying that Yeezy’s last minute pull-out cost the show $45,000.

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Jennifer Hudson And Taylor Swift Are Jellicle Cats In Upcoming Musical Movie

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20 July 2018

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A film adaptation of 'Cats' shoots this Fall.

Finally, after 37 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved musical 'Cats' is getting a musical film, and the recently announced all-star cast is enough to get us very excited about it. The only thing that would make this better right now would be to learn that Lin-Manuel Miranda was joining - but there is hope yet.

Image caption Cats

Ever since the 2014 revival, there has been renewed interest in this fascinating production and the movie version is almost guaranteed to be a hit. 'Cats' is set to start shooting in November this year with an experienced cast that really couldn't get much better.

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Paul McCartney Lights Up Liverpool For Carpool Karaoke

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 25 June 2018

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He and James Corden leave a trail of fans behind them as they hit the Beatles' city.

In what is arguably the best episode of Carpool Karaoke ever, Paul McCartney joins James Corden for a special 'Late Late Show' edition set in Liverpool. As well as singing some of the greatest Beatles hits ever, they visit some special places in the city made famous by the 60s band.

Image caption Paul McCartney at Stella McCartney Autumn 2018 show

The pair kicked off the segment with 1965's 'Drive My Car', where Paul actually drives James' car, and they drove along Penny Lane listening to 'Penny Lane', surprising the proprietors of a barber shop and a florist and playing harmonica at a bus stop. They also spotted the church of St. Barnabus where Paul used to sing in the choir, and where his brother Michael got married.

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Cher Would Rather Eat Cow Tongue Than Compliment Donald Trump

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 21 June 2018

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The iconic star truly filled her guts on this hilarious episode.

This week saw another episode of 'Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts' on 'The Late Late Show', and it saw a rare occasion where neither guest Cher nor host James Corden could answer any of the personal questions raised in the segment. However, Cher did demonstrate her contempt of Donald Trump beautifully by eating cow tongue.

Image caption Cher at The Promise premiere

The game started off with the 72-year-old iconic singer proclaiming 'I would rather rat out my mother than eat that' at the cow tongue that lay on the revolving table with other delicacies like scorpion and a 1000-year-old egg, as well as - since the episode was being shot in Britain - national dishes like stargazy pie, deep-fried Mars bar and haggis.

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Dave Grohl Did Not Get Away With His Carpool Karaoke 'Slating'

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 21 June 2018

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James Corden forced him to explain himself after calling the episode 'uncomfortable'.

Fans may have loved to have seen Foo Fighters on Carpool Karaoke last year, but the ensuing controversy just wasn't worth it. Dave Grohl has just been forced to clarify what he meant by the experience being 'uncomfortable', after host James Corden sent him an angry text message.

Image caption Dave Grohl performing live with Foo Fighters

Following their appearance on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden', Dave Grohl and his bandmates had few positive things to say about the legendary Carpool Karaoke segment in which they appeared. He described it as 'a little uncomfortable', and admitted that he felt 'embarrassed' singing his own songs.

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Adam Levine And James Corden Get Pulled Over By Cops On Carpool Karaoke

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 25 May 2018

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Is this the most exciting episode yet?

In probably the most thrilling edition of Carpool Karaoke yet, Adam Levine joined James Corden on the 'Late Late Show' segment this week. They talked bad band names, raising 'Angelino' children and balancing acts - but also managed to dangerously conquer a race track and get pulled over by cops.

Image caption Adam Levine performing live

The pair sang Maroon 5 classics like 'Moves Like Jagger', 'This Love', 'She Will Be Loved' and 'Sugar', as well as the latest single 'Wait' from their 2017 album 'Red Pill Blues'. But the group weren't always going to be called Maroon 5 - indeed, their first proper name was the fairly terrible 'Kara's Flowers'.

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James Corden Reveals How He Almost Interrupted The Royal Wedding

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 24 May 2018

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Corden attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in Windsor, but apparently he very nearly ruined a crucial part of the ceremony!

James Corden has revealed that he almost made a howling faux-pas during the royal wedding ceremony last weekend, apparently nearly interrupting the church service.

Last Saturday (May 19th), the British actor and comedian was one of the many celebrities who attended the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. However, many on social media picked up Corden sitting through the service making a rather strange and unimpressed facial expression.

Resuming his normal duties back on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Monday (May 21st), Corden revealed what that was really all about.

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James Corden and Julia Carey at the wedding of Prince Harry and former actress Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. The couple have now been named the Duke and Duchess of Sussex - Windsor, United Kingdom - Saturday 19th May 2018

James Corden Confesses To Stealing A Candle From Mariah Carey's House

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 22 March 2018

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Corden was playing 'Spill Your Guts Or Fill Your Guts' with guest John Boyega and Drew Barrymore on 'The Late Late Show' this week.

James Corden has revealed that he once stole a candle from Mariah Carey’s house, after the singer kept him waiting for more than three hours to film an interview.

The 39 year old British ‘Late Late Show’ host was joined by guests John Boyega and Drew Barrymore on Wednesday night’s edition of the show, and they played the now-infamous truth-or-dare game ‘Spill Your Guts Or Fill Your Guts’. The segment, as ever, requires the guest to either answer a revealing personal or professional question, or eat/drink some disgusting mystery item.

Deciding to turn the tables on the host, Star Wars actor Boyega asked Corden: “Have you ever stolen anything, if so, from where?”

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James Corden at the UK gala premiere of 'Peter Rabbit' held at the Vue West End. The first live action/CGI adaptation of the beloved Beatrix Potter story, the film has been directed by Will Gluck and stars James Corden and Domhnall Gleeson - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 11th March 2018

Gordon Ramsay Tries Bull Penis And Salmon Ice-Cream On James Corden's Show

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28 February 2018

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This is a meal that he never thought he'd have to eat.

In probably the most culinary episode of 'Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts' yet, Gordon Ramsay joins James Corden on 'The Late Late Show' revealing who he thinks is the best celebrity chef, and who's the worst. But can he reveal which celebrity is not welcome back at his restaurant?

Image caption Gordon Ramsay at the grand opening of Hell's Kitchen

In the first round of this vomit-inducing game, where James and his guest take it in turns to answer a deeply personal question or else eat something disgusting, Gordon promised to make James 'gag' on the cow's tongue. He tells him, 'I don't think you've got the balls to answer this question.'

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James Corden at the world premiere of 'Peter Rabbit' held at The Grove in Los Angeles. The film is an adaptation of the beloved children's story by Beatrix Potter, and features the voices of James Corden, Margot Robbie and others - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 3rd February 2018

James Corden at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards held at Madison Square Garden. Bruno Mars was the most successful winner this year, taking home seven awards altogether including Record of the Year - New York, New York, United States - Sunday 28th January 2018

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