Who is James Corden The Late Late Show Host?
If you haven’t heard of actor/director, James Corden consider yourself warned. He is soon to be a household name.
Taking over the reigns of the Late Late Show from Craig Ferguson, James Corden made his debut on Monday, March 23, 2015 with Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis, helping him to kick off his hosting gig on The Late Late Show.
Corden introduced himself on the show by telling the audience, he is a 36 year old man from High Wickham in Great Britain. He told the audience he is married, therefore ‘this ship has sailed.’ He has a four year old son and a 16 week old daughter. He let the audience know that “however shocked you are, I am even more shocked.”
Corden is a Tony Award-winning performer on Broadway, a BAFTA-winning star of a UK television series, a feature film actor, and an acclaimed host, writer and producer in several genres of television.
Outside of his native England, Corden attracted international attention as the lead in the hit comedic play One Man, Two Guvnors, which earned him the 2012 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play.
On television, Corden starred as Smithy in the critically acclaimed BBC comedy series Gavin and Stacey, which he co-created and co-wrote. For his role, he earned the BAFTA Television Award for Best Male Comedy Performance in 2008 and the British Comedy Award for Best Male Comedy Performer in 2007. In 2011, Corden had a recurring role in the popular BBC science fiction series Doctor Who as Craig Owens, the Doctor’s roommate. In addition, Corden hosted the Brit Awards, the biggest event in the British music industry, from 2010 to 2014.
If Corden looks familiar it may be from his roles in the movies, Into the Woods, with Meryl Streep and Begin Again, with Keira Knightley. His additional film credits include How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, with Jeff Bridges; Gulliver’s Travels, with Jack Black; and The Three Musketeers, with Orlando Bloom.
Over the course of his career, Corden has been awarded the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Comedy Writer of the Year, the South Bank Show Award for Comedy, the TRIC Award for Best Comedy and the National Television Award in for Best Comedy.
Corden received rave reviews of the premiere of The Late Late Show. This week’s upcoming guest include fellow Brits, David Beckham and Simon Cowell, in addition to comedian Rob Corddry, Courteney Cox, Jon Cryer, Claire Danes, Michael Douglas, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Harmon, actor Thomas Lennon, Katharine McPhee, Megan Mullally, Matthew Perry, Freida Pinto, Tig Notaro, Gordon Ramsay and Kerry Washington.