James Corden is an English stage, television and film actor, comedian, television comedy writer, producer and presenter. He shot to international fame with the award...Read More
James Corden is an English stage, television and film actor, comedian, television comedy writer, producer and presenter. From 2000 through early 2005, Corden starred in the British television series Fat Friends, for which he was nominated for the 2000 Royal Television Society Award for Network Newcomer On Screen. He shot to international fame with the award winning BBC sitcom Gavin and Stacey (2007-2010), which he co-created, co-wrote, and starred in. His performance won him a 2008 BAFTA Television Award for Best Male Comedy Performance, while the show won the BAFTA’s 2008 Audience Award for Programme of the Year. This same year, it won Best TV Comedy in the Bristish Comedy Awards, and in 2010 gained the award for Most Popular Comedy Programme at the National Television Awards.
Corden’s stage work includes the role of Timms in the original London stage production of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys (2004). He subsequently toured to Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong with this production, and appeared in the radio and 2006 film adaptations of the play.
In 2011 he attracted international attention as the lead in the award-winning 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 ongoing Broadway run of the play, Corden won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
Other work and achievements include presenting the Brit Awards (most recently in 2012 for the third time), reprising his Gavin and Stacey role in a Red Nose Day sketch for Comic Relief, appearing in the film The Three Musketeers, and being named British GQ’s Man of the Year in 2012.
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