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.