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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James Corden Red-faced Over Keira Knightley Joke

4th July 2014 -

 News

British funnyman James Corden was left squirming on the set of his new movie Begin Again over a gag he made years earlier about his co-star Keira Knightley.The actor joked he had been sleeping with...

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...

Keira Knightley surprised co-stars with singing

3rd July 2014 -

 News

Keira Knightley stunned her 'Begin Again' co-stars with her singing skills.The 29-year-old beauty plays a singer-songwriter in the movie and all her co-stars were full of anticipation for her first musical scenes - and were...

James Corden to become a father again

24th May 2014 -

 News

James Corden and his wife Julia Carey are expecting their second child.The couple, who got married at Somerset's Babington House in 2012 and already have three-year-old son Max together, confirmed the happy news via their...

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...

James Corden's Wife Pregnant With Second Child

19th May 2014 -

 News

British actor James Corden is set to become a father for the second time.The funnyman's wife, Julia Carey, showed off a small baby bump on Sunday (18May14) as the couple walked the red carpet at...

Gary Barlow opens up about stillborn daughter Poppy

3rd May 2014 -

 News

Gary Barlow says the song he wrote about his stillborn daughter Poppy ''should be a celebration''.The Take That signer has revealed his hit single 'Let Me Go' was written about his tragic loss two years...

Hailee Steinfeld - Begin Again Red Carpet Interview

1st May 2014 -

 Interview

Hailee Steinfeld discusses filming in New York and her fellow cast in a red carpet interview during the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of her new movie 'Begin Again', in which she stars alongside Mark Ruffalo,...

Keira Knightley - Begin Again Red Carpet Interview

1st May 2014 -

 Interview

Keira Knightley talks about working on her new movie 'Begin Again', in which she stars as a dejected singer-songwriter in New York alongside Hailee Steinfeld, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine. Although not a natural singer,...

Gary Barlow sent topless snaps for record deal

28th April 2014 -

 News

Gary Barlow sent music industry bosses topless photos to land a record deal.The 43-year-old singer has admitted he was so desperate to become famous as a teenager he sent out shirtless snaps to managers in...

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...

Harry Styles is Victim Of James Corden Phone Prank - This Time He Was Ready

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...

James Corden Had A Horrid Time As Brits Host

15th April 2014 -

 News

British actor James Corden hated his time hosting the Brit awards, insisting he was constantly fighting for attendees' attention.The funnyman served as presenter at the event five times before bidding farewell to the role earlier...

James Corden presenting BRIT Awards was 'horrid'

14th April 2014 -

 News

James Corden claims presenting the BRIT Awards was ''horrid''.The comic admits having an audience that ''don't listen to anything you say'' was the most frustrating aspect throughout the five years he hosted the annual music...

James Corden Backs Bbc Three Closure

3rd April 2014 -

 News

British actor James Corden has courted controversy by backing Bbc bosses' cost-saving plans to close the broadcaster's youth-focused channel.A number of stars including Russell Tovey and Matt Lucas have criticised the decision to take Bbc...

Fascinating Fact: 4119663

21st March 2014 -

 News

Funnyman James Corden had a tongue-in-cheek interview with British Prime Minister David Cameron while working as guest editor at U.K. newspaper The Sun on Thursday (20Mar14). Corden grilled the politician about his sporting skills, London...

Fascinating Fact: 4116791

19th March 2014 -

 News

British funnyman James Corden will take over as editor of Britain's The Sun newspaper for one day on Thursday (20Mar14), in aid of the Sports Relief charity. The Gavin & Stacey star will hold the...

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...

Beyonce's Secret Brit Awards Set Leaks

19th February 2014 -

 News

Actor James Corden has risked the wrath of BRIT Awards bosses by unmasking Beyonce as the show's surprise performer just hours before the ceremony.The funnyman, who is hosting the prizegiving in London on Wednesday night...

Spotify predicts Bastille to win 3 Brit Awards

19th February 2014 -

 News

Spotify has predicted Bastille will walk away with three Brit awards.The music streaming service believes the band - which has been nominated for British Group, British Breakthrough, British Single and Album of the Year -...

James Corden Felt Overwhelmed Working With Meryl Streep

18th February 2014 -

 News

British actor James Corden felt overwhelmed while filming new movie-musical Into The Woods as he was pitched against Hollywood heavyweight Meryl Streep.Corden stars as The Baker in the upcoming fantasy film, based on the Stephen...

Prince to present at Brits

15th February 2014 -

 News

Prince will present the first prize at this year's Brit Awards.The iconic pop star will be with his new all-female backing band 3RDEYEGIRL to kick off the show in style on Wednesday (19.02.14) when he...

Harry Styles enjoys Goldeneye break with Gary Barlow and James Corden

15th February 2014 -

 News

Harry Styles, Gary Barlow and James Corden enjoyed a break at Ian Fleming's old Goldeneye home.The late author penned many of James Bond's spy adventures at the Jamaican property, and the British trio took the...

Gavin and Stacey to become a movie?

14th January 2014 -

 News

'Gavin & Stacey' actress Ruth Jones has hinted the TV show could be turned into a film. The popular BBC comedy, created by Ruth and co-star James Corden, ended after two-and-a-half years in 2010 but...

British Stars Pay Tribute To Comedy King Addison Cresswell

24th December 2013 -

 News

British stars including James Corden, Jack Whitehall and Piers Morgan have paid tribute to comedy agent/producer Addison Cresswell, who has died at the age of 53.Cresswell passed away in his sleep at his home in...

Taylor Swift's lyrics make her feel 'vulnerable'

22nd December 2013 -

 News

Taylor Swift says writing about her private life makes her ''very vulnerable''.The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker has begun recording songs for films and sees it as a different kind of ''thrill'' compared to...

Will Ferrell 'almost impossible' to work with

11th December 2013 -

 News

Steve Carell found Will Ferrell ''almost impossible'' to work with because he's so funny.The 51-year-old actor didn't hesitate to sign up for 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' as he had the ''best fun'' ever working...

James Corden Confirmed For His Final Brit Awards Stint

29th November 2013 -

 News

Funnyman James Corden has been confirmed as the host of the 2014 Brit Awards but insists it will be his final show.The British star hosted the prizegiving three times - in 2009, 2011, and 2012...

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