James Corden

Biography

James Corden (18.8.1980)

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

James Corden: 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.

James Corden: 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.

James Corden: 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.

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8th September 2014 -

 News

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11th August 2014 -

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8th August 2014 -

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It looks like British favourite James Corden has successfully sealed his fate as another Brit over on American shores with his appointment as the new host of CBS’ Late Late Show all but confirmed by...

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8th August 2014 -

 News

Disney’s Christmas offering this year comes in the form of a bewitching fairy tale based on Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical, Into the Woods. Set in an alternate world of various Brothers Grimm fairy stories, this...

James Corden To Present 'The Late Late Show' In The US

7th August 2014 -

 News

British comedy star and presenter James Corden is set to host an American chat show.The 35 year old will replace Scottish-born Craig Ferguson as the host of CBS’ ‘The Late Late Show’, which airs nightly...

Into The Woods

6th August 2014 -

 Video

When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are cursed by a witch (Meryl Streep), they discover that they are unable to have children. The couple embark on an adventure into the woods...

James Corden Set To Make U.S Plunge With 'The Late Late Show' Gig

6th August 2014 -

 News

James Corden is replacing Craig Ferguson as host on CBS’ The Late Late Show, according to various reports. The British actor/comedian will be filling the vacancy announced earlier this year.James Corden will replace Craig Ferguson...

CBS Eying James Corden As Replacement For Craig Ferguson On 'Late Late Show'

6th August 2014 -

 News

CBS have reportedly found a replacement for Craig Ferguson to host the 'Late Late Show,' and their pick is British actor James Corden. The 35 year-old TV personality is likely to begin emceeing the late...

Begin Again

4th July 2014 -

 Movie Review

Fans of the Oscar-winning 2006 Irish film Once (and its more recent stage-musical adaptation) may find this American drama a little derivative, but it's a strong story in its own right. This time writer-director John...

James Corden And Julia Carey "Delighted" To Be Expecting Second Child

20th May 2014 -

 News

James Corden and his wife Julia Carey are expecting their second child together, a rep has confirmed to the Mirror. The couple were last spotted at the weekends TV BAFTAs on Sunday night where a...

Begin Again

23rd April 2014 -

 Video

Dan Mulligan is a former record executive who has just been spectacularly dismissed by the label he was employed by. Now penniless with nowhere to go and no-one to talk to apart from his hormonal...

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16th April 2014 -

 News

Styles wasn't about to get shown up for his gullibility again. Harry Styles has become yet another victim-of-choice for a phone prankster after having made headlines with his embarrassingly gullible display at the hands of...

Corden and Grimshaw? Our Favourite Awards Show Kisses

20th February 2014 -

 News

Good friends Nick Grimshaw and James Corden shared an intimate (and kind of tonguey) kiss at last night’s BRIT awards, much to the delight of the crowd. The kiss marked the final time that Corden...

Beyonce Confirmed For BRIT Awards Surprise, Performing New Live Track

19th February 2014 -

 News

Beyoncé is to perform during tonight's BRIT Awards ceremony in London, according to the award show's host, James Corden. The R&B singer has been announced as the evening's surprise act after a week of rumours....

James Corden's Brit Stunt: Going Out With A Bang Needs More Practice

19th February 2014 -

 News

James Corden has become synonymous with the Brits of late, but he’ll have to let go of that tonight when he hosts the show for the last time. He’s planning on going out with a...

James Corden For Fifth and Final Brit Awards, Let's Relive Adele's Speech Interruption

28th November 2013 -

 News

James Corden has confirmed that he’ll be hosting the 2014 Brit Awards; it’ll be the fifth time he’s taken it on, making him the longest serving presenter of the awards in history, and it’s not...

'One Chance': Don't Miss This Feel-Good True Story Of Paul Potts' Journey To Fame [Trailer]

11th November 2013 -

 News

James Corden stars as TV talent contest winner Paul Potts in One Chance, the sensational movie that has made waves in the UK and is now headed towards the US to spread the inspirational true...

One Chance

11th November 2013 -

 Video

When Paul Potts, an opera singer, auditioned for the first series of 'Britain's Got Talent' in 2007, he blew everyone away with his incredibly powerful vocals. Going on to win the show was a surprise...

Little Help From My Friends: Paul McCartney Recruits Johnny Depp, Kate Moss and More For 'Queenie Eye' Video [Pictures]

24th October 2013 -

 News

A week after Sir Paul McCartney's latest solo album, New, debuted, the brand new video for track 'Queenie Eye' premieres today (October 24, 2013). However, this isn't any old music video: the former Beatle has...

Is Paul Potts' Movie 'One Chance' a Festival Classic in the Making?

17th October 2013 -

 News

Picture the scene if you will. It's Christmas Eve. The kids are going crazy, running around, watching the skies. You've just poured yourself another brandy and, oh look, One Chance is just about to start...

'Into The Woods' Musical Heads For The Big Screen: See Meryl Streep As A Fairytale Witch

27th September 2013 -

 News

After its stage premiere in 1987, the hit Broadway musical Into The Woods will finally receive the Hollywood treatment after it has been announced that the James Lapine-written show will be turned into a movie....

Paul Potts Movie: It's "Very Straightforward" - James Cordon Can't Sing Opera, So He Didn't

11th September 2013 -

 News

It turns out, James Corden isn’t a world-class opera singer, so his turn as Paul Potts in the upcoming feel good movie One Chance doesn’t feature his voice, no; that’s Paul Potts you can hear....

James Corden Didn't Become World Class Tenor For 'One Chance'. Deal With It.

10th September 2013 -

 News

The British media went into frenzy early on Tuesday (September 10, 2013) when James Corden had the guile to admit that he didn't provide the opera for his new movie One Chance, based on the...

The Paul Potts Story Heads To The Big Screen With James Corden [Trailer]

5th September 2013 -

 News

Paul Potts – the man who rose from his workaday life to win Britain’s Got Talent and record the album One Chance, which topped sales charts in nine countries – is played by James Corden...

Sophia Grace Brownlee Lands 'Into The Woods' Role, Ellen Degeneres Favourite Cast As Little Red Riding Hood

9th August 2013 -

 News

Sophia Grace Brownlee has been cast in Into the Woods. She has landed the role of Little Red Riding Hood, in the film which is due to be released in 2014.Rosie McCelland (L) and Sophie...

America's Remake of Gavin And Stacey, 'Us And Them' Previews Trailer

15th May 2013 -

 News

We’re already grimacing at the prospect of an American remake of The Inbetweeners, but us Brits should perhaps be more worried that the US is also making what is effectively a Stateside version of one...

Brit Awards 2013 - Why They Were The Blandest Brits, And Who Should Have Won...

21st February 2013 -

 News

Awards ceremonies are supposed to make you laugh. They’re supposed to make you cry. They’re supposed to make you angry. They’re supposed to shock the living daylights out of you. They are supposed to provide...

The Blandest Brits In Years? Ben Howard Provides Only Real Surprise With Double Win (Pictures)

21st February 2013 -

 News

Last night’s Brits ceremony could well have been the blandest Brits in years. Aside from a frisson of post-breakup tension between Harry Styles and Taylor Swift (who took to the stage wearing a sexy black...

Forget The Gongs, What's In This Year's BRIT Awards Goody Bag?

20th February 2013 -

 News

Adele, Mumford & Sons, Emeli Sande, blah, blah, blah: nobody really cares who walks away with the Brit Awards right? Lets face it, we tune in every year in the hope of some clunky presenting,...

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