James Corden
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Biography

Born in Buckinghamshire, James has quickly become one of Britain’s most notable comedy actor and writer. His attention to detail and ingenious timing create television that is pure pleasure to watch, so much so that The Independent hailed James Corden ‘the hottest property in British television.’

James famously secured his first break undertaking the role as a pupil in The History Boys by Alan Bennett. This outstanding portrayal of young teenage boys in the pursuit of sex, sport and a place in higher education was charming, and the talent exhibited earned James a place on the international tour at The National Theatre; Broadway and in the cinema adaptation in 1994.

In 1997 James made his first screen debut in the film ‘24/7’ directed by Shane Meadows. James then went on to have a number of small television parts including The Everglades, Little Britain and Teachers. These roles led to James’s first most recognisable television part in the British comedy Fat Friends in 2000 in which the ever impressing James played a teenage member of a slimming club. It was in 2007 that James embarked on his most impressive venture yet - along with his fellow Fat Friends star Ruth Jones, they created and co-starred in the award winning Gavin and Stacy which has been described as "a traditional comedy entertainment show in the style of Morecambe and Wise." The comedy aptitude displayed in Gavin and Stacy has made it one of the most recognisable hit comedies from the last two years winning the Audience Award at the 2008 BAFTA’s – in effect the prize for the most-loved programme, with James himself scooping the award for Best Comedy Performance.

In 2009 James starred to much critical acclaim in Nick Moran’s ‘Telstar’ alongside Kevin Spacey and the spoof horror film ‘Lesbian Vampire Killers’ (March 2009.) James also co-wrote/ starred with Matthew Horne in the BBC sketch show ‘Horne and Corden.’

2009 also saw James write and star in a number of comedy sketches including the infamous England football team sketch for Comic Relief. He also teamed up with F1 world champion Jenson Button to film a sketch for Sports Relief and continues to be a huge supporter of the cause.

2010 proved to be an equally busy year for James, who as well as fronting A League Of Their Own will star in the remake of Jonathan Swift's story ‘Gullivers Travels’ playing the right-hand man to Lemuel Gulliver, played by Hollywood top comic Jack Black.

In March 2011, Corden reprised his role as Smithy in the Smithy Red Nose Day sketch. The sketch included appearances by Gordon Brown, JLS, Paul McCartney and Justin Bieber. It received positive reviews from critics and was highly regarded as the best sketch of the night.[16]

In June 2011, Corden played the lead role in One Man, Two Guvnors.

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