45 Facts About James Corden


James Kimberley Corden was born on 22 August 1978 and is an English actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, and television host.


James Corden was featured, along with grime artist Dizzee Rascal, on the UK No 1 single "Shout", an unofficial anthem of the England football team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.


James Corden returned to host the ceremony solo between 2011 and 2014.


James Corden hosted the Tony Awards in 2016 and 2019 and the Grammy Awards in 2017 and 2018.


Since 2010, James Corden has presented the sports-based comedy panel show A League of Their Own on Sky One.


James Corden has appeared in films, including Gulliver's Travels, Into the Woods, Kill Your Friends, and Peter Rabbit and its 2021 sequel.


In 2011, James 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 cinecast worldwide via National Theatre Live.


James Corden was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to drama.


James Corden was born in Hillingdon, Greater London, the son of Margaret and Malcolm James Corden.


James Corden's father was a musician in the Central Band of the Royal Air Force.


James Corden grew up in Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, and attended Park Middle School and Holmer Green Upper School.


James Corden starred in Tango advertisements in 1998 and had a role as a bookish student in Teachers and in 2000 a small part in an episode of Hollyoaks.


James Corden had guest appearances on Little Britain and Dalziel and Pascoe, both in 2004.


From 2000 to 2005, James Corden starred on the British television series Fat Friends as Jamie Rymer.


James Corden garnered a nomination for the 2000 Royal Television Society Award for Network Newcomer On Screen for his work.


James Corden was in the radio and 2006 film adaptation versions of the play.


James Corden cowrote the series with his Fat Friends costar Ruth Jones; Corden and Jones played the friends of the title characters, with Corden starring as Smithy.


In 2009, James Corden starred as the lead character in the film Lesbian Vampire Killers, which was not successful.


In March 2010, James Corden took part in Channel 4's Comedy Gala, a benefit show held in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, filmed live at the O2 Arena in London.


In June 2010, James Corden played Craig Owens in the Doctor Who episode "The Lodger", in which the Doctor moved in with him.


James Corden returned as Owens in "Closing Time" in the sixth series.


In December 2010, This Is JLS, an hour-long Christmas special featuring the boyband and The X Factor runners-up, was aired on ITV1, with James Corden writing and producing some of the sketches featured in the special.


In February 2012, James Corden hosted the Brit Awards for the third time.


James Corden starred as the Baker in the Disney film adaptation of the musical Into the Woods.


In 2015, James Corden narrated Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, a BBC television film adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic novel.


On 23 March 2015, James Corden succeeded Craig Ferguson as host of the American late-night talk show The Late Late Show.


James Corden's special Carpool Karaoke: When James Corden Met McCartney, Live From Liverpool was a viral and critical success earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and win for Outstanding Variety Special.


In 2019, James Corden starred in Tom Hooper's feature film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular musical Cats as Bustopher Jones, which received widespread negative attention.


Lloyd Webber was a vocal critic of the film, specially criticizing James Corden's performance adding he "begged for it to be cut".


James Corden's leading role in the 2020 musical comedy film The Prom received negative reviews, and was named "one of the worst performances of the 21st century" by Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson.


Lawson elaborated writing, "James Corden, flitting and lisping around in the most uninspired of caricatures, misses all potential for nuance, and thus never finds even a hint of truth in the role".


James Corden received an even larger amount of backlash when this performance earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film.


James Corden received negative reviews for his performance in the 2021 adaptation of Cinderella, a film which he produced.


James Corden hosted the Tony Awards in 2016 and 2019, and the Grammy Awards in 2017 and 2018.


James Corden has said that his comedy influences are Graham Norton, Chris Evans, Jonathan Ross, Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, and Stephen Colbert.


James Corden shared a flat with The History Boys co-star Dominic Cooper for several years.


James Corden is a supporter of Premier League football club West Ham United.


James Corden traced his life's ups and downs very frankly on the BBC radio show Desert Island Discs in September 2012 in which he discussed his controversial acceptance speech after receiving a Tony Award that year.


James Corden was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to drama.


James Corden received the honour from Princess Anne during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 25 June 2015.


James Corden maintains a home in Belsize Park, London, and Templecombe House at Wargrave in Berkshire.


James Corden launched a fundraising campaign with the NBA to benefit Feed the Children.


On January 6,2022, James Corden announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.


James Corden mentioned that he was fine and that he was already fully vaccinated and boosted.


In 2022, James Corden was banned from New York restaurant Balthazar by proprietor Keith McNally, after reportedly being "abusive" and "extremely nasty" to staff.