James Corden Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


13th February 2017

Fact: Actor and late night talk show host James Corden brought his famous Carpool Karaoke sketch to the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (12Feb17) as the prizegiving host recruited Jennifer Lopez, Jason Derulo, Faith Hill, Tim MCGraw, John Legend, Keith Urban, and Ryan Tedder to sing Neil Diamond's classic Sweet Caroline with the veteran crooner himself. Beyonce's five-year-old daughter Blue Ivy was even spotted getting in on the fun, joining the star-studded group towards the end of the brief rendition.


11th February 2017

Quote: "Well, the great thing about these shows is there are so many people performing who are so incredible. I'm lucky enough I've heard a couple of things that people are doing. There's a tribute to George Michael this year, which may be one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard in my life." James Corden reveals what's in store for viewers of the Grammy Awards on Sunday (12Feb17).


13th January 2017

Fact: Comedian and TV personality James Corden has reportedly landed a role as an insurance investigator opposite Hollywood's leading ladies in new heist movie Ocean’s Eight. The Ocean’s Eleven spin-off stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter.


4th January 2017

Quote: "I feel like I've loved George Michael as long as I've kind of loved music, in a way... I can remember so many specific times in my life where I might have felt on my own, and George's music would feel like you would listen to a song (sic), and he would reach his hand out and tell you that you weren't on your own, and that these feelings were not particular to you." Actor and TV personality James Corden paid tribute to George Michael in the monologue to his U.S. late night show on Tuesday (03Jan17). The Late Late Show host kicked off his now famous 'Carpool Karaoke' skits in a segment with Michael for U.K. charity Comic Relief's Red Nose Day telethon in 2011.


13th June 2016

Quote: "Think about tonight like the Oscars, but with diversity. It is so diverse that (U.S. Presidential candidate) Donald Trump has threatened to build a wall around this theatre." Tony Awards host James Corden poked fun of the lack of diversity at this year's (16) Academy Awards as he kicked off the Broadway prizegiving, which features 14 individual nominees of colour, including Lupita Nyong'o and Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda.


8th June 2016

Fact: Comedian and chat show host James Corden is promoting his upcoming stint as Tony Awards host with a carpool karaoke skit featuring Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jane Krakowski. The British funnyman also recruited Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Audra MCDonald for the segment, which features regularly on his U.S. programme The Late Late Show. During the musical drive around New York, the four thespians helped Corden belt out Broadway tunes. James will host the Tonys on Sunday (12Jun16).


29th March 2016

Quote: "It was a lot of fun riding around in a car with her... She let me go through her phone and send a text to any person in her phone. I sent it to maybe the most famous man on the planet... It's just person after person." Comedian and actor James Corden got the chance to check out Jennifer Lopez's phone contacts while shooting a Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special with the star. The show airs in America on Tuesday night (29Mar16).


13th March 2016

Quote: "I was aware that perhaps I was becoming a bit of a d**k. Therapy is nice. I'd recommend it to anyone. It has been beneficial to be being happier, and a better boyfriend, and a better friend." Late Late Show host James Corden reveals he's embraced therapy in an effort to prevent him from losing touch with the real world since his huge success in Hollywood.


28th February 2016

Tweet: "So proud to announce my brand new boy band. #WrongDirection". British actor-turned-late night talk show host James Corden jokes about forming a new group with Oscar nominee Eddie Redmayne, jazz singer Jamie Cullum and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay after taking a photo together while attending the Film is Great event in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Friday (26Feb16). The bash celebrated this year's (16) British Oscar nominees and members of the movie industry ahead of Sunday's (28Feb16) Academy Awards.


26th September 2015

Fact: British duo Disclosure have recruited a new U.S. promoter - comedian and actor James Corden is to produce the band's upcoming Los Angeles Sports Arena show on 29 September (15). Disclosure stars Howard and Guy Lawrence have also teamed up with the Into The Woods star for the live stream music series American Express Unstaged, in partnership with Vevo and YouTube. As a result the L.A. show will be streamed at amexunstaged.com and via the Unstaged app.


5th August 2015

Fact: Singer/actress Demi Lovato joined late night host James Corden on Tuesday (04Aug15) to deliver singing telegrams to several people around Los Angeles. In the segment, filmed for The Late Late Show with James Corden, the Heart Attack hitmaker also showed off her hairstyling skills by shaving off a dentist's hair.


17th July 2015

Fact: Singer Adam Lambert serenaded James Corden on Thursday (16Jul15) as the British U.S. late night host celebrated the 50th episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden. The former American Idol champion performed a version of Queen's WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. Lambert is currently fronting the British rock band.


15th June 2015

Quote: "Prince William was lovely. He said he had seen some of my roles and that he likes Gavin and Stacey. He asked what I was doing at the moment and I explained I was filming The Huntsman movie, playing a dwarf. He asked how it was done. It was all really special and I felt honoured." British TV actress Sheridan Smith reveals Prince William is a fan of BBC comedy show Gavin and Stacey. The royal revealed his TV favourites while awarding Smith an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal at Buckingham Palace on 21 May (15). Smith starred in the series alongside fellow Brit James Corden.


11th June 2015

Fact: Actor Chris Pratt donned a pair of red, high-heeled pumps to run around U.S. late night host James Corden's Los Angeles studio on Wednesday (10Jun15) to experience the fashion pains of his JURASSIC WORLD co-star Bryce Dallas Howard. The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY star's stunt came moments after he heaped praise on the actress for shooting all of her scenes in the action blockbuster while wearing heels, prompting THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN presenter to give him the opportunity to put his own balancing skills to the test, a task he gamely accepted.


1st May 2015

Fact: British funnyman James Corden scored a first on his U.S. talk show on Thursday night (30May15), when he invited Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers to perform - it was the band's first ever appearance on live American TV. The group performed its 1996 single A Design For Life on The Late Late Show.


3rd April 2015

Fact: Actor-turned-U.S. talk show host James Corden took his new Late Late Show to the streets of Los Angeles this week to find a willing resident to offer up their home for Thursday's (02Apr15) taping of the programme. After a number of rejections, a filmmaker known only as Tommy opened his door and invited Corden, his guests Jeff Goldblum and Beck, and the camera crew into his house, where the interviews took place on his couch. They even played a game of hide and seek on the show, while Tommy later professed his love for the Grammy-winning rocker, branding him "one of my favourite performers of all time", before Beck played live in his living room.


2nd April 2015

Fact: INTO THE WOODS actor-turned-late night TV presenter James Corden was given a scare on Wednesday (01Apr15) when his guest, U.S. newswoman Katie Couric, pretended to fall down the studio stairs as she made her big entrance on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN. The Brit rushed to her side as she lay lifeless on the ground, only to discover she was a stuntdouble. The real Katie Couric appeared at the top of the stairs and revealed the prank was an April Fools' Day joke. As he recovered from the shock, he quipped, "I was like, 'Oh, my God. Katie Couric just died'."


26th March 2015

Fact: British funnyman James Corden has discovered his new home in Los Angeles is on the same street as his chat show host hero CONAN O BRIEN. Corden reveals he studied O'Brien's early shows two decades ago when he signed on as the new host of America's The Late Late Show, which premiered on Monday night (23Mar15).


25th March 2015

Fact: Oscar winner Patricia Arquette and actors Chris Pine and James Corden donned bad wigs on Tuesday (24Mar15) to recreate a dramatic scene from U.S. soap opera THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS for a funny sketch on the Brit's new The Late Late Show with James Corden. The actress portrayed Gina Tognoni's character Phyllis, while Pine played Matthew Atkinson's Austin and the TV host took on Peter Bergman's role of Jack.


30th January 2015

Quote: "The chat show is a fantastic opportunity, but I am very nervous... It came out of the blue and I'm mystified as to why they've offered me the job. What are the chances of a chubby boy - and I'm being generous - going to American to do a top job like this every night and being anything other than a complete disaster? I'm scared I'll be the boy from (hometown) High Wycombe who just couldn't hack it and had to go back home with his tail between his legs after only a few weeks." Actor/comedian James Corden is uneasy about his new gig as the host of U.S. chat programme, The Late Late Show.


1st December 2014

Quote: "Me and Dominic Cooper got so drunk in there once. We drank a lot of Sidecars. And Julia Roberts was in there because she was in (Broadway play) 3 Days of Rain at the time. My night ended with me holding Julia Roberts' hand going, 'You've got it. Julia - shh shh - you've got it. I don't even know what it is, but you've got it. Don't give up, yeah?' She was literally pulling her hand away going, 'This is getting weird now.' You only get nights like that on Broadway. It's the best." British actor James Corden on his drunken interaction with Julia Roberts at Broadway hotspot Bar Centrale in New York City.


21st March 2014

Fact: 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 Mayor Boris Johnson, and his failed soccer World Cup bid.


19th March 2014

Fact: 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 daily news conference and select pictures, editorial, and the front-page story for Friday's (21Mar14) edition.


28th January 2013

Fact: British funnyman James Corden has recruited Dawn French and Emilia Fox for his new six-party comedy show. French will play the funnyman's onscreen mother in The Wrong Mans, which the actor has written himself.


20th September 2012

Quote: "I think I crawled out of there. I don't recall leaving - it was a good wedding. Did it make me want to get married? No!" Aussie pop star Kylie Minogue enjoyed a few drinks as a guest at actor James Corden's wedding ceremony in England on 15 September (12).


25th June 2012

Tweet: "Warning....IF you are fortunate enough to see JKCorden in One Man Two Guvnors...u will laugh all your makeup off. Today, I did. Worth It." Kylie Minogue is full of praise for British actor James Corden's Tony Award-winning turn in the hit Broadway show.


11th June 2012

Tweet: "Massive big up James Corden on his Tony win, brilliant. Great performance in a great Play. So proud mate." Singer Robbie Williams is delighted his pal landed the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for One Man, Two Guvnors at the Tony Awards on Sunday (10Jun12).


13th January 2012

Quote: "I'll be on my best behaviour and have been told not to swear by (network) Itv, which will be tough. I've got a real problem with my voice though because of the play I'm in, so I'm hoping it will be better in time." British comedian/actor James Corden is determined to fully regain his voice ahead of next month's (Feb12) Brit Awards, which he is hosting for the third time.


27th October 2011

Fact: Sir Peter Blake, the artist behind the iconic cover of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, has been unveiled as the designer of next year's (12) Brit Awards trophies. Comedian James Corden will host the annual ceremony in London on 21 February.


9th August 2011

Quote: "I was still there when his new girlfriend moved in. And when she got pregnant. It was only when they started measuring up for a cot at the end of my bed, I thought I'd better move out." Mamma Mia! star Dominic Cooper reveals it took a lot of hints from actor best friend James Corden before he finally moved out of his home.


2nd August 2010

Fact: LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS stars James Corden and Mathew Horne have seen off competition from LITTLE BRITAIN's David Walliams and Matt Lucas to be named the best comedy duo in Britain, in a new poll by online TV service www.SeeSaw.com.


31st October 2009

Quote: "The neighbours can't stand us. For some reason we've got two drum kits upstairs." MAMMA MIA! star Dominic Cooper and his flatmate, Brit actor and comedian James Corden, are nightmare neighbours.


29th October 2009

Quote: "We're constantly coming up with fun and exciting ideas, so it might make for good viewing, depending on who you are." Dominic Cooper would love to work with his best pal, Brit actor and comedian James Corden.


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