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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

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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Take That Join James Corden For Special Comic Relief 'Carpool Karaoke'


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Take That are set to take a ride alongside James Corden for a very special edition of ‘Carpool Karaoke’, to air as part of this year’s Comic Relief Red Nose Day.

The British boyband have already filmed the skit with Corden in Los Angeles, and during a new interview with the Radio Times they spilled some secrets about how ‘Carpool Karaoke’ is actually filmed.

Take ThatTake That will take part in a special ‘Carpool Karaoke’ for Red Nose Day

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James Corden Remembers Spanking The President Of The United States


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Celebrities are wistfully remembering what a laugh Donald Trump used to be before he became President of the United States. James Corden in particular remembers 'spanking' him during a Broadway show - that was only five years ago and yet it's a far cry from what you'd expect of him now.

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While interviewing 'Scandal' star Kerry Washington and 'Saturday Night Live' star Alec Baldwin (best known in the current climate for his Donald Trump impersonations on the show) on 'The Late Late Show', James Corden reflected on their previous encounters with the thin-skinned President.

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James Corden Mocks 'La La Land' Best Picture Fiasco With 'Audition' Sketch


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James Corden paid tribute to the catastrophic loss 'La La Land' suffered at the 89th Academy Awards last week, with his own rendition of the musical's song 'Audition (The Fools Who Dream)'. He dons a wig to echo the main character, and takes us back to that cringeworthy incident.

James CordenJames Corden performs his own rendition of 'La La Land''s 'Audition'

Dressed as Emma Stone's character Mia, with Ryan Gosling also making an appearance reprising his role as Sebastian, he sang about how the film was accidentally named Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday (February 26th 2017) in a segment on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'.

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Jimmy Fallon And James Corden Both Take On President Trump


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Following Donald Trump's most recent bizarre press conference, people across the world have been left utterly baffled by his nonsensical statements about fake news, uranium and Russian relations. Among other things. James Corden and Jimmy Fallon have managed to sum up the mess between them on their respective talk shows.

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Speaking of 'mess', Jimmy did a pretty good job mimicking the president on 'The Tonight Show' in a skit entitled 'Trump Press Conference Cold Open', mocking Trump's latest catchphrase, 'we inherited a mess', and donning a blonde wig and a tiny hand. 

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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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Adam Lambert Crushes Competition In Live Head To Head


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If anyone in the world was still in any doubt that Adam Lambert is the perfect frontman for Queen, his skit with James Corden on 'The Late Late Show' should settle it for you. Because this week Adam and James had a brilliant sass-fuelled Front Man Battle.

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On 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' last night (February 2nd 2017), James made the mistake in getting a little cocky about his favourite band of all time and its current frontman, Adam Lambert. 'I'm not saying I'd be a better frontman than him, I'm just saying I think I'd be a better frontman than him', said James. 'That's all I'm saying.'

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James Corden Posts Video Response To Donald Trump's 'Muslim Ban'


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In the wake of the chaos and outrage caused by Donald Trump’s executive order banning the entry of migrants from a number of Muslim-majority countries – known widely as the ‘Muslim ban’ – James Corden filmed his completely incident-free journey through Los Angeles airport by way of protest against the new law.

In a brief video he secretly filmed this week of his journey through LAX, after he secretly sets up a camera in the back of the car he’s being driven in, the 38 year old host of ‘The Late Late Show’ guided viewers through his experience.

In it, he checks in for his flight, passes through security, orders a grilled cheese sandwich and has a brief and friendly chat with an airline worker as he boards the plane, in what was a very smooth travelling process.

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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 Lands Role In All-Female 'Ocean's Eight' Spin-Off


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James Corden’s domination of America continues apace with the news that he’s been cast for a role in the forthcoming all-female Ocean’s Eleven spin-off, apparently titled Ocean’s Eight.

It’s arguably the biggest movie role that the late night TV chat show host has landed to date. The film already boasts an impressive cast, including Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett and Rihanna, and it will see a group of thieves and con artists try to pull off a heist, the target of which will be played by former ‘Homeland’ star Damien Lewis.

38 year old Corden will be playing the part of an insurance investigator, according to the original report by Variety.

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'Pierce Brosnan Pushed Me': James Corden Reveals His Rudest Celebrity Encounter


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James Corden bravely opened up about the rudest celebrity he'd ever encountered to Khloe Kardashian and his audience during a segment on 'The Late Late Show'. As it turns out, Pierce Brosnan was the one that most sticks in his mind after the latter shoved the presenter at a concert.

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That's the danger with being rude to talk-show hosts - they may not necessarily be at the top of the A list, but they do know all the A listers and have friends in high places, so we imagine the former James Bond star isn't going to hear the end of this one after he knocked the host down during a U2 show at the Forum in Los Angeles.

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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 Pays Tribute To George Michael And Recalls First Ever Carpool Karaoke


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James Corden has paid tribute to singer George Michael on the first edition of the ‘Late Late Show’ for 2017.

Michael, who passed away on Christmas Day, took part in a Comic Relief sketch with the comedian in 2011, which would go on to inspire Corden’s hugely successful Carpool Karaoke segment.

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James Corden at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 7th November 2016

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James Corden

James Corden at the Premiere of the new Trolls movie held at the Village Theatre, Westwood, California, United States - Monday 24th October 2016

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James Corden

Date of birth

22nd August, 1978

Occupation

TV Presenter

Sex

Male

Height

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