James Corden


James Corden

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James Corden (born James Kimberley Corden; 18 August 1978) [Xfm London interview, Saturday 22 March 2008.] is an English BAFTA-winning actor, writer and producer. He co-created and stars in the BBC Three comedy "Gavin and Stacey".

Biography

Corden grew up in Hazlemere, a suburb of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.cite web | url = http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/display.var.575072.0.0.php
title = It's all down to confidence| accessdate = | accessmonthday = March 6| accessyear = 2007| author = | last = Bilgorri| first = Lindi| date = 2005-03-02
] cite web | url = http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/display.var.527398.0.0.php
title = James goes back to school| accessdate = | accessmonthday = March 6| accessyear = 2007| author = | last = Bilgorri| first = Lindi| authorlink = | coauthors = | date = 2004-09-14
] cite web | url = http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/archive/display.var.2052.0.tv_star_of_teachers.php
title = TV Star of Teachers| accessdate = | accessmonthday = March 6| accessyear = 2007| author = | last = Hashmi| first = Nasser| authorlink = | coauthors = | date = 2001-04-30
] He studied drama as a young boy at Jackie Palmer Stage School and then attended Holmer Green Senior School in Holmer Green near High Wycombe and the Misbourne School, in Great Missenden.cite web | url = http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/display.var.575072.0.0.php
title = It's all down to confidence| accessdate = | accessmonthday = March 6| accessyear = 2007| author = | last = Bilgorri| first = Lindi| date = 2005-03-02
] cite web | url = http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/display.var.527398.0.0.php
title = James goes back to school| accessdate = | accessmonthday = March 6| accessyear = 2007| author = | last = Bilgorri| first = Lindi| authorlink = | coauthors = | date = 2004-09-14
] cite web | url = http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/archive/display.var.2052.0.tv_star_of_teachers.php
title = TV Star of Teachers| accessdate = | accessmonthday = March 6| accessyear = 2007| author = | last = Hashmi| first = Nasser| authorlink = | coauthors = | date = 2001-04-30
] Corden was not a serious student and did not attend university.cite web | url = http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/display.var.575072.0.0.php
title = It's all down to confidence| accessdate = | accessmonthday = March 6| accessyear = 2007| author = | last = Bilgorri| first = Lindi| date = 2005-03-02
] cite web | url = http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/display.var.527398.0.0.php
title = James goes back to school| accessdate = | accessmonthday = March 6| accessyear = 2007| author = | last = Bilgorri| first = Lindi| authorlink = | coauthors = | date = 2004-09-14 | year = | month = | format = | work = | publisher = | pages = | language = | archiveurl = | archivedate =
]

On "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" (2 November 2007) he confirmed that he was dating the actress Sheridan Smith, however, on 11 March 2008, after having flirted with Lily Allen on her chatshow, he was asked if he was single, to which he replied, 'Its complicated', he was later also seen leaving a comedy gig with Allen, [cite news|title=Has Lily found Love again?, However he confirmed his relationship with "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps" star Smith was back on in July 2008 after telling friends "The time away has been good for us and I know we have something special. We're taking it slowly and I am more than happy. She is my best mate, too."|url=http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/article1025296.ece|publisher=The Sun|date=2008-04-10|accessdate=2008-04-10] [cite news|title=You won’t BELIEVE who Lily went off with last night!|url=http://www.heatworld.com/Article/5135/Lily+Allen/You+won%E2%80%99t+BELIEVE+who+Lily+went+off+with+last+night!|publisher=Heat Magazine|date=2008-04-10|accessdate=2008-04-10] but has denied that they are dating. [cite news|title=James Corden Denies Allen romance| url=http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_Corden&action=edit|publisher=BBC|date=2008-04-18|accessdate=2008-04-20]

Corden is a fan of West Ham United, which causes conflict with his "Gavin and Stacey" co-star Mathew Horne, who is a Tottenham Hotspur fan. Following an appearance on "Soccer AM" in January 2007, Corden revealed that he has attended many West Ham United games with fellow supporter Russell Brand.

Career

Corden waited eight years for his first part: [Anita Singh. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/19/nact219.xml Gavin and Stacey's James Corden: From joblessness to Stateside fame and fortune] . "The Daily Telegraph". 19 April 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2008.]

"I never worked at all, I don't know why. I think it was the best thing that could have happened to me because it taught me about rejection from a really early age. At the time it was awful, all my friends were getting parts in paint adverts and stuff."
His first role was in the musical "Martin Guerre".cite web | url = http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/display.var.527398.0.0.php | title = James goes back to school| accessdate = | accessmonthday = March 6| accessyear = 2007| author = | last = Bilgorri| first = Lindi| authorlink = | coauthors = | date = 2004-09-14 | year = | month = | format = | work = | publisher = | pages = | language = | archiveurl = | archivedate = ] He then starred in the British television series "Fat Friends" as Jamie Rymer, and played Gareth Jones in the series "Boyz Unlimited". His TV work includes a role playing a bookish student in "Teachers" (Series 1, 2000) and he also made a guest appearance in "Little Britain". Corden's film credits include Mike Leigh's "All or Nothing" (2002).

Corden played a small part in Channel 4/T4's "Hollyoaks". He played a caretaker of the local college briefly around 2001-2. In an August 2008 interview he commented on his disdain of the programme and members of the cast. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/entertainment/newsid_7545000/7545482.stm]

Corden played the role of Timms in the original London stage production of Alan Bennett's play "The History Boys", as well as in the Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong productions and radio and film versions of the play.cite web | url = http://www.ibdb.com/person.asp?ID=412502
title = Internet Broadway Database: James Corden Credits on Broadway| accessdate = | accessmonthday = October 17| accessyear = 2006| author = | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | date = | year = | month = | format = | work = | publisher = | pages = | language = | archiveurl = | archivedate =
] cite web | url = http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/?lid=7785
title = National Theatre : Productions : The History Boys 2004| accessdate = | accessmonthday = October 17| accessyear = 2006| author = | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | date = | year = | month = | format = | work = | publisher = | pages = | language = | archiveurl = | archivedate =
] cite web | url = http://nbr.co.nz/smythe/2006/02/nziaf-history-boys-more-is-more.html| title = John Smythe: theatre reviews: NZIAF-THE HISTORY BOYS: More is more| accessdate = | accessmonthday = October 17| accessyear = 2006| author = | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | date =
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] Corden stars in the BBC Three comedy "Gavin & Stacey" that he co-wrote with his "Fat Friends" co-star Ruth Jones. As well as a second series for the BBC, Corden will act as executive producer for an NBC pilot of an American version of the show.

Corden guest hosted "Big Brother's Big Mouth" with his "Gavin & Stacey" co-star Mathew Horne in August 2007. Corden and Horne were the permanent hosts for the "Big Brother's Big Mouth" series running alongside E4's "" in January 2008. [cite news|first=Neil|last=Wilkes|title=New 'Big Mouth' hosts named|url=http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/bigbrothercelebrityhijack/a81119/new-big-mouth-hosts-named.html|publisher=Digital Spy|date=2007-12-04|accessdate=2007-12-27] He appears in the forthcoming film of Toby Young's autobiography "How To Lose Friends and Alienate People" and series two of "Gavin & Stacey". He cohosted the Whats on Stage Awards ceremony in 2008.

In February 2008 he shot a BBC pilot, "Hey, Hey, We're The Monks". He will collaborate with Horne on a new sketch show named "Horne and Corden", a "traditional" comedy show in the style of Morecambe and Wise [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7364997.stm BBC NEWS | Entertainment | New show for Gavin and Stacey duo ] ] as well as the film "Lesbian Vampire Killers".

In an interview with Esquire Magazine in August 2008, Corden said he would rather die than go back to appear on Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks because he has a sheer disdain for the place and the people, saying: "I met a couple of really good friends there, but it's (only) 20% nice people." [ [http://www.tellyzone.com/hollyoaks/2008/08/001-james-corden-rips-into-hollyoaks.html James Corden rips into Hollyoaks - Tellyzone ] ]

Recognition and awards

Corden was nominated for the 2000 RTS Award for Network Newcomer - On Screen for his work on "Fat Friends".cite web | url = http://www.rts.org.uk/awards_det.asp?id=1301&sec_id=338
title = Royal Television Society - Awards| accessdate = | accessmonthday = November 13| accessyear = 2006| author = | last = | first = | authorlink = | coauthors = | date = | year = | month = | format = | work = | publisher = | pages = | language = | archiveurl = | archivedate =
]

Corden won "Best Male Comedy Newcomer" and "Gavin & Stacey" won Best New British Television Comedy at the 2007 British Comedy Awards. [cite web
url = http://www.sitcom.co.uk/news/news.php?story=000326
title = The British Sitcom Guide - News
accessdate = 2007-11-07
]

At the 2008 Television BAFTAs, Corden won the BAFTA for Best Comedy Performance. Also, "Gavin and Stacey" won the Sky+ Audience Award for Programme of the Year, the only award at the ceremony voted for by the public, beating the likes of "The Apprentice" and "Britain's Got Talent". [cite web
url = http://static.bafta.org/awards/television/latest-winners-and-nominees,91,BA.html
title = TV Winners in 2008
accessdate = 2008-04-21
]

elected credits

Theatre

*"Martin Guerre" (Prince Edward Theatre, West End, 1996)
*"The History Boys" (Lyttelton Theatre, Royal National Theatre, London, 2004), Timms
*"The History Boys" (Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong, 2006), Timms
*"The History Boys" (St James, Wellington, 2006), Timms
*"The History Boys" (Sydney Theatre, Sydney, 2006), Timms
*"The History Boys" (Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, 2006), Timms
*"A Respectable Wedding" (Young Vic, London, 2007), Friend

Film

*"Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?" (1999), Walter
*"Twenty Four Seven" (2002), Carl ‘Tonka’ Marsh
*"All or Nothing" (2002), Rory
*"Heartlands" (2002), Shady
*"Cruise of the Gods" (2002), Russell
*"Pierrepoint" (2005), Kirky
*"Heroes and Villains" (2006), Sam
*"The History Boys" (2006), Timms
*"Starter for Ten" (2006), Tone
*"Telstar" (2008), Clem Cattini

TV

*"Gavin & Stacey" - Smithy (2007 - present)
*"Big Brother's Big Mouth (2007, 2008)
*"Teachers" (2000)
*"Hollyoaks" (2000)
*"Fat Friends"
*"Top Gear" (July 6th 2008)

References

External links

*imdb name|id= 0179479 |name= James Corden
*ibdb name|id=412502|name=James Corden
* [http://unitedagents.co.uk/film/james-corden/ Agency CV]
* [http://www.cordenhorne.com James Corden Media]


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