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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 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
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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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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'.

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

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.

Queen + Adam Lambert, and James CordenAdam Lambert and James Corden go 'head to head'

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

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James Corden

Date of birth

22nd August, 1978

Occupation

TV Presenter

Sex

Male

Height

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