Birthday: 22nd August
James Corden is an English actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, and television host. In the United States, he is best known as the host of The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night talk show since 2015. In the United Kingdom, he is best known for co-writing and starring in the critically-acclaimed BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey.
Originally airing from 2007 to 2010, Cordon co-wrote and co-starred with Welsh actress Ruth Jones in Gavin & Stacey, for which he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance. He was featured on the UK No.1 single "Shout", along with grime artist Dizzee Rascal, an unofficial anthem of the England football team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Appearing on the UK charity telethon Comic Relief in 2011, Corden created his Carpool Karaoke sketch when he drove around London singing songs with George Michael. In 2009, he co-presented the Brit Awards with Kylie Minogue and Mathew Horne. Corden returned to host the ceremony solo between 2011 and 2014. He hosted the Tony Awards in 2016 and 2019 and the Grammy Awards in 2017 and 2018. Since 2010, Corden has presented the sports-based comedy panel show A League of Their Own on Sky One. He has appeared in films, including Gulliver's Travels (2010), Into the Woods (2014), Peter Rabbit (2018) and its 2020 sequel (in which he voiced the title character), Cats (2019), and The Prom (2020), where he received his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.
In 2011, Corden played the lead part in the comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors, which transferred from the National Theatre to the West End and then to Broadway and was also cinecast worldwide via National Theatre Live. For his performance in the Broadway run of the play, Corden won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. In 2015, he received the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. As a presenter and talk show host, Corden has been nominated for 22 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning 9 in total, including for The Late Late Show, Carpool Karaoke and hosting the 70th Tony Awards. Corden was appointed Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to drama.
BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 3 WINS: 1
2015 - Best TV Script: THE WRONG MANS 2014 - Best TV Actor: THE WRONG MANS
2008 - (WIN) Best TV Actor: GAVIN & STACEY
GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS:
2021 - Best Actor: THE PROM
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WATCH JAMES CORDEN THIS WEEK
FILM: Trolls World Tour
Friday 9th April, Sky Cinema Hits, 7:00am & 7:00pm
Corden returns to provide the voice of Biggie for the animated musical comedy.
FILM: The Emoji Movie (2017)
Saturday 3rd April, Channel 5, 3:25pm
A less successful animated family film, Corden is the voice of High-5 in this misfire.
FILM: Peter Rabbit (2018)
Easter Sunday, E4, 3:10pm
A much more successful family film, Corden provides the voice of Peter Rabbit himself here.
Gavin & Stacey
Monday 5th April, Gold, All day
A full day of reruns dedicated to Corden's massive hit British sitcom.
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Tuesday 6th April - Friday 9th April, Sky Comedy, 11:50pm
A huge hit in the US, this is Corden's late night chat show with a fantastic range of special guests.
FILM: Animals United (2010)
Friday 9th April, ITV2, 10:45am
Corden provides vocals for another family animated film here.
FILM: Trolls Holiday (2017)
Corden returns as Biggie for this Christmas based Trolls short.
FILM: The Prom (2020) (Age 12A)
Corden has been Golden Globe nominated for his role here in this dazzling feel-good Netflix musical.
ON AMAZON PRIME:
FILMS: The Gruffalo (2009) / The Gruffalo's Child (2011)
Corden provides the voice of Mouse for these massively popular short films based on Julia Davidson's books.
What's your favourite James Corden movie / performance?
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