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James Corden Biography

Birth Name:
James Kimberley Corden
Birth Place:
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
Actor, writer, producer

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


  • 2021Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2020Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2020Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Interactive Program: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Variety Talk Series: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Interactive Program: nominated
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Variety Talk Series: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: winner
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Interactive Program: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Variety Talk Series: nominated
  • 2015BAFTA Television Awards-Best Scripted Comedy: nominated
  • 2014BAFTA Television Awards-Best Male Performance In A Comedy Programme: nominated
  • 2008BAFTA Television Awards-Best Comedy Performance: winner