Fast Facts

  • Appeared on the London stage in Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, taking part in its subsequent international tour, as well as the film adaptation.
  • Met the Welsh actress Ruth Jones whilst working on Fat Friends; they later created the sitcom Gavin and Stacey together.
  • Persuaded three of the erstwhile History Boys to make cameo appearances as Gavin's bachelor party friends on Gavin and Stacey.
  • Had a Number 1 hit song in 2010 called "Shout" alongside Dizzee Rascal.
  • Proposed to Julia Carey by planting an engagement ring in her stocking on Christmas Day.
  • Hosted the Brit Awards in 2011.
  • Was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2015.


  • 2012, Tony — Actor (Play): Winner
  • 2008, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Comedy Performance: Winner
  • 2014, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Male Performance In A Comedy Programme: Nominee
  • 2014, BAFTA Television Craft Awards — Best Writer - Comedy: Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Television Craft Awards — Best Writer - Comedy: Nominee
  • 2012, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Scripted Comedy: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Special: Winner


  • Sheridan Smith — Ex-significant Other
  • Julia Carey — Wife
  • Carey Corden — Daughter
  • Max Corden — Son

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  • Birth Name: James Kimberley Corden
  • Birth Place: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Producer

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