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.
The newly engaged rapper took a fancy detour with Corden during the latest edition of carpool karaoke.
James Corden may have delivered one of the best editions of carpool karaoke yet on Thursday's edition of the 'Late, Late Show', when he took a ride with rapper and bride-to-be Iggy Azalea. The duo seemed to be having the time of their lives as they journeyed together in down town L.A., while singing along to some of Iggy’s biggest hits and discussing her upcoming wedding.
Iggy Azalea is engaged to basketball player Nick Young.
Looking a lot more demure than usual, Iggy was dressed in a buttoned-up denim shirt for the ride and wore her hair hair in a braid. The journey began with the two indulging in a high energy singing along to Azalea’s hit ‘Fancy’, before launching into ‘Black Widow’ with Corden playing the part of Rita Ora.
The band and its new line-up appeared on James Corden's The Late Late Show
The news that Zayn Malik had left One Direction shook pop fans all across the world and devoted followers of the band have been left devastated that their once fabulous five have gone down to a frugal four.
One Direction: From five to four
However, 1D have proved that they’re ready to move on having made their first appearance without Zayn on James Corden’s Late Late Show in America.
The British presenter is nearly two months into his 'Late Late Show' career, and has been bowled over by how well it has gone down with US audiences.
Two months or so into his new career as an American talk show host, James Corden has been talking about settling into the job, coping with the transatlantic move and the reaction to his show, which has been very popular so far.
36 year old Corden made his debut as host of ‘The Late Late Show’ on CBS at the end of March after replacing the retiring Craig Ferguson, and quickly won plaudits for his warm, friendly presenting style. Speaking with Heat magazine, he said he was “gobsmacked” by the response from audiences.
James Corden with wife Julia Carey
Continue reading: James Corden "Gobsmacked" By Reception To His 'Late Late Show' Start
Katie Couric just pranked James Corden so hard you almost felt sorry for the 'Late Late Show' host.
You couldn’t trust anybody yesterday, in real life or online, as the constant worry of being the victim of an April Fools Day prank weighed heavy on all of us. But by the time James Corden got around to filming the ‘Late Late Show’ on Wednesday evening, he must have thought the time for pranking had long past. But little did he know guest Katie Couric had one epic prank up her sleeve.
Katie Couric pulled the best April Fools' prank on James Corden
As Corden welcomed Couric to the stage the Yahoo Global News Anchor appeared at the top of the stairs but seemed to be having a problem with her shoe. As she took her first step, Couric immediately appeared to tumble right down the stairs leaving the audience in stunned silence.
James Corden did pretty, pretty well on his Late, Late Show debut.
James Corden made an assured start to his presenting slot on The Late, Late Show in the U.S, albeit with the help of two amiable and talkative guests in Mila Kunis and Tom Hanks. It also didn't go unnoticed that Corden and his producers have employed a format that works so well for Graham Norton in the UK - with multiple guests sitting beside each other in the studio, allowing for the potential for televisual chemistry and taking some of the pressure off the host.
James Corden made a solid start to his U.S television career
Corden had understandably began a little shaky, introducing himself and thanking his predecessor Craig Ferguson.
Continue reading: James Corden Borrows from Graham Norton, Makes Strong Start in U.S.
The initial signs are very promising for James Corden's hosting of 'The Late Late Show', as audiences at the Sunday night recording loved him.
He’s admitted to suffering “sleepless nights” in the weeks running up to it, but it seems that the James Corden era of ‘The Late Late Show’ is going to be a success.
The British actor marked his very first time presenting the CBS chat show on Monday, and those present at the filming of the first episode on Sunday evening have given him the thumbs-up for his personable style, with one group telling Sky News’ US correspondent that he had “nailed it”.
James Corden seems to have gone down well with his 'Late Late Show' debut
Continue reading: James Corden Shines On 'The Late Late Show' Debut
New host James Corden gets Mila Kunis to show off her wedding band.
Mila Kunis has apparently revealed that she and fiance Ashton Kutcher are officially married after appearing on James Corden's first edition of 'The Late Late Show' (set to air on Monday night) and showing off her wedding ring to a thrilled audience.
Mila Kunis confirms marriage to Ashton Kutcher
It looks like Britain's James Corden will do well as the latest host of 'The Late Late Show' as he's already managed to answer big questions with his first show. The 'Into The Woods' actor pressed Mila Kunis on whether or not she and Kutcher were married yet, having been engaged since February 2014. The 'Jupiter Ascending' star was not initially forthcoming with straight answers, persistently answering 'Maybe' to direct inquiries from Corden, but being unable to hide the glowing smile that suggested it was true.
Continue reading: Mila Kunis Confirms Marriage To Ashton Kutcher On 'The Late Late Show'
Corden takes over from long running host Craig Ferguson this Monday (March 23rd).
British funnyman James Corden is about to take the biggest leap of his career, as he assumes the host’s chair on 'The Late Late Show', taking over from the departing Craig Ferguson. While the 36 year old might not be a household name in the US, back in the UK Corden has been providing laughs for over a decade now. But what does America need to know about James Corden?
America, it's time to meet James Corden
1. 'Gavin and Stacey'
The British star makes his debut turn as host of CBS' 'The Late Late Show' next Monday (March 23rd).
With less than a week to go before his big American TV debut, James Corden has spoken of his excitement and nervousness ahead of hosting ‘The Late Late Show’ for the first time.
The British actor, 36, spoke to People magazine ahead of next Monday’s (March 23rd) edition of the nightly CBS talk show. The successful Broadway Tony winner was selected to replace fellow Brit Craig Ferguson when the latter announced his departure back in 2014.
James Corden makes his 'Late Late Show' debut next week on CBS
Continue reading: James Corden Admits To "Sleepless Nights" Ahead Of 'Late Late Show' Gig
Corden will take over from Craig Ferguson as host of the late-night talk show on March 23rd.
British comedian James Corden is preparing for his big move stateside, as the 36 year old gears up to take over ‘The Late, Late Show’ on CBS, when host Craig Ferguson ends his decade long run later this month. In the meantime, Corden has opened up to mag GQ about the upcoming move, while also showing more than a little back while being pictured in his very British kitchen.
James Corden covers this month's GQ magazine
Speaking about moving his family to Hollywood Corden said he still refuses to dress up for the paparazzi telling the mag, “I still believe, ‘If I put this hat on, no one will see me!’”