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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

James Corden Delivers A Stirring Message To The 'Strong, Proud, Caring' People Of Manchester


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Following the horrific bombing attack on the Manchester Arena in England last night following an Ariana Grande concert, James Corden has delivered a heartfelt monologue addressing the incident and paying his respects to a city in turmoil and the families of the victims.

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'The Late Late Show' suspended its humour for a moment with a speech by a shocked looking James Corden. In a brief statement, he spoke about the love that he has for the UK city which he has visited many times before, and the people within it that are suffering following the attack.

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Emoji Movie Trailer


We use Emojis in text messages and social media everyday, but have you ever thought about what these images get up to when you put away your iPhone? When a high school boy goes to send his crush a 'Meh' emoji, it turns into something quite different. To the disappointment of his parents, Gene has never been quite as apathetic as he's expected to be, so when he messes up his moment it causes quite the problem for everyone else. Now the boy thinks his phone is broken, and he's on the way to get it re-set. That's not looking good for the emojis who find themselves desperately trying to back-up their world in the Cloud before their whole world gets wiped out. Meanwhile, Gene is about to learn that having more than one expression may not be such a bad thing after all.

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Harry Styles Joins James Corden For 'Carpool Karaoke'


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Harry Styles’ week-long residency of James Corden’s ‘The Late Late Show’ has culminated in what all 1D fans would have been praying for – an episode of the legendary ‘Carpool Karaoke’!

On Thursday night’s show (May 18th), rounding off four nights’ worth of Styles showcasing tracks from his brand new debut solo album, the former One Direction singer joined Corden in blasting out some more of his songs while cruising round Los Angeles, trying on a few bizarre outfits to boot!

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James Corden To Host The Grammy Awards Once Again In 2018


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James Corden will reprise his role as the host of the Grammy Awards ceremony in 2018, having impressed fans and CBS producers with his performance at this year’s awards, it has been confirmed.

The 38 year old British host of the ‘The Late Late Show’ fronted the Grammys for the first time back in February, and CBS announced on Wednesday (May 17th) during an upfront presentation to advertisers at New York’s Carnegie Hall that Corden would be doing so again, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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

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Talk Show Hosts Hilariously Roast Donald Trump Over Decision To Fire James Comey


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Since the news broke earlier this week that President Donald Trump had fired the director of the FBI James Comey, people around the world have reacted with a mixture of shock and incredulity. It's a crazy situation, and one that Stephen Colbert, James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel have been making light of.

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Despite the fact that Trump's presidency is actually quite terrifying for the people who live in America, you can't deny that the man has high entertainment value. He makes himself extremely easy to make fun of, especially when he's living up to his 'Apprentice' catchphrase 'You're fired!'.

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James Corden Dropped The Mic With Riz Ahmed... And Lost


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There was certainly a lot of beef in the room when James Corden and Riz Ahmed went against each other for the exciting 'Drop The Mic' segment of 'The Late Late Show' this week. It's safe to say, Riz MC killed it. 

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With 'more bars than Willy Wonka', according to QuestLove, James Corden is introduced onto the stage to face-off against 'Rogue One' star Riz Ahmed, who happens to also be a rapper in the hip-hop collective Swet Shop Boys.

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Everything We Know So Far About 2018's 'Peter Rabbit'


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Last year marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, the author of the classic children's story 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit'. Now, a modernised animated comedy is on the way in her honour, with James Corden voicing the lead leporid.

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Based on the books by Beatrix Potter, who also created characters like Squirrel Nutkin, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mr. Jeremy Fisher, 'Peter Rabbit' is a year away from release - but so far we have quite a lot of information about the story and who's involved. 

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Victoria Beckham Teams Up With James Corden For 'Carpool Karaoke'


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James Corden has managed to persuade Victoria Beckham to do what the other four Spice Girls were unable to – resume her singing career! The former pop star and current fashion designer will join the British presenter for ‘Carpool Karaoke’.

The 42 year old revealed her involvement with Corden’s now-iconic segment of ‘The Late Late Show’ – on which she was a guest on Wednesday night (March 29th). At some point soon, we can all look forward to the pair of them belting out old Spice Girls hits. With or without the use of Auto-Tune, we don't yet know.

Victoria herself announced her involvement with the CBS show via Instagram on Wednesday, sharing a picture of herself with 38 year old Corden stood behind her laughing hysterically. “What is so funny @j_corden X VB,” she captioned it.

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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

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James Corden and Ben Winston
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James Corden and Rob Crabbe

James Corden Pays Tribute To London After Westminster Attacks


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Following the terrorist attack in Westminster that made headlines around the world, chat show host James Corden took the time to pay tribute to the victims of the attack and explain how it felt as a British expatriate.

The 38 year old British comedian has lived and worked in Los Angeles for the last two years since he took over presenting duties on ‘The Late Late Show’, and took the time to acknowledge the atrocity committed near the Houses of Parliament in London earlier on Wednesday (March 22nd).

“There was a terror attack today in my hometown - the city of London - in Westminster,” he said in a piece to camera while filming the latest episode of his show.

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Stars We'd Love To See Join James Corden On Carpool Karaoke UK


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So apparently, James Corden might be bringing his much-loved 'Late Late Show' to the UK, which means a very different calibre of guests for his legendary Carpool Karaoke. He may have his own wish list of potential guests for a UK version, but so do we.

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It isn't like he's never had Brits on the segment before, but we think the fact that One Direction, Chris Martin, Adele and Elton John have been amongst some of the most popular Carpool Karaoke videos is reason enough to bring it to the nation fully. 'We do have some stuff planned this year - which might involve being in the UK', he told the Radio Times. It seems only right, given that the 'Late Late Show' skit originated from a 2011 Red Nose Day clip featuring the late George Michael.

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James Corden seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 13th February 2017

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James Corden

James Corden at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 28th January 2017

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James Corden
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James Corden with his son Max in Brentwood - California, United States - Friday 6th January 2017

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James Corden and Max Corden
James Corden and Max Corden
James Corden and Max Corden
James Corden and Max Corden
James Corden and Max Corden
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James Corden

Date of birth

22nd August, 1978

Occupation

TV Presenter

Sex

Male

Height

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