James Corden

James Corden

Highest Rated: 90% Starter for 10 (2006)

Lowest Rated: 7% The Emoji Movie (2017)

Birthday: Aug 22, 1978

Birthplace: Hillingdon, England, UK

James Corden was a well-known British film and television actor who had an equally successful career performing in hit plays on London's West End, as well as on Broadway before making the unlikely segue into becoming a popular late night television host. His career began in the late 1990s when, after scoring numerous film and TV guest spots, he landed his breakout role as Jamie Rymer on the British drama series "Fat Friends" (ITV 2000-2005). The success of "Fat Friends" catapulted Corden into the national spotlight in Britain, and in 2004 he received further acclaim for his role as Timms in the coming of age drama play "The History Boys." "The History Boys" would go on to become an international smash, with Corden reprising his role in the 2006 film adaptation. Corden's string of good luck continued when in 2007 he rejoined three of his "Fat Friends" co-stars in the BBC sitcom "Gavin & Stacey" (2007-2010), which he wrote with his co-star Ruth Jones. In 2011, Corden built on his initial "History Boys" stage success in the States by starring in the widely successful comedy "One Man, Two Guvnors" on Broadway. For his grueling physical comedy work in the play, Corden was awarded the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, thus signaling that the vastly talented British actor had finally become a breakout star across the pond. Born in the Hillingdon section of London, Corden began appearing on stage at the age of 18 with a small part in the musical "Martin Guerre" (1996). Within a year he had already landed a part in the 1997 romantic comedy "24/7: Twenty Four Seven." Corden's next big role came in 1999 when he starred in the British TV comedy "Boyz Unlimited" (Channel 4 1999), a satirical take on the music industry. Corden continued to act regularly over the next few years, landing small parts in such films as "Whatever Happened to Harry Smith" (1999), "All or Nothing" (2002), and "Heartlands" (2002), before landing a series regular role on the ITV drama "Fat Friends." Corden starred as Jamie Rymer for four seasons on the show, becoming one of Britain's most visible TV actors in the process. Then in 2004 Corden was offered a role in Alan Bennett's "The History Boys." The play would go on to become a smash hit both in London and on Broadway, with Corden going on to reprise his role in the play's 2006 film adaptation. After "Fat Friends" ended in 2005, Corden and his co-star Ruth Jones created the series "Gavin and Stacey." That show, a humorous take on a long distance relationship based on the real-life romance of Corden's Essex-born friend Gavin and his Welsh girlfriend Stacey, debuted in May of 2007. A critical and commercial hit, the series ran for three seasons on the BBC, with Corden and Jones becoming the show's breakout stars in their roles as Gavin and Stacey's respective best friends, Smithy and Nessa. After "Gavin and Stacey" ended in 2010, Corden landed a supporting role in the blockbuster Hollywood fantasy "Gulliver's Travels" (2010), in addition to landing guest spots on various British television shows. However, nothing appeared to be lifting his profile any higher in America. With his screen career stagnant, Corden returned to the stage with a leading role in the 2011 comedy play "One Man, Two Guvnors." The show was a critical and commercial hit, first on London's West End, then on Broadway, with Corden eventually taking home the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor. By 2013, Corden continued to raise his profile in America, having co-written and starred in the widely publicized Hulu action comedy series "The Wrong Mans" (2013-14), then as the lead in the David Frankel-directed dramedy film "One Chance" (2013). In August 2014, it was announced that Corden had been picked to take over "The Late Late Show" (CBS 1999- ) after host Craig Ferguson announced that he was leaving the show at the end of 2014. The show debuted in March 2015 and quickly gained attention for Corden's decision to bring out all of the evening's guests at once (a common tactic on British chat shows that was unusual in the U.S.). The show gained even more attention for a recurring filmed bit, "Carpool Karaoke," in which Corden would drive around Los Angeles with a celebrity while singing pop songs. The bit became so popular that it was spun off into its own online series, "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" (Apple Music, 2017- ).

Highest rated movies

Starter for 10
The Lady in the Van
Begin Again
All or Nothing
Telstar
Into the Woods Ocean's 8
The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
42% 62% Cinderella Footman/Mouse (Character),
Producer
- 2021
67% 89% Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Peter Rabbit (Voice) $40.4M 2021
54% 63% The Prom Barry Glickman (Character) - 2020
31% 31% Superintelligence Superintelligence (Voice) - 2020
71% 58% Trolls World Tour Biggie (Voice) - 2020
76% 100% On Broadway Self $76.1K 2019
20% 53% Cats Bustopher Jones (Character) $27.2M 2019
67% 100% The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show Unknown (Character) - 2019
63% 89% Yesterday Self $73.2M 2019
76% 62% Smallfoot Percy (Voice) $83.2M 2018
69% 45% Ocean's 8 John Frazier (Character) $139.4M 2018
64% 56% Peter Rabbit Peter Rabbit (Voice) $115.2M 2018
7% 37% The Emoji Movie Hi-5 (Voice) $86.1M 2017
75% 67% Trolls Biggie (Voice) $153.6M 2016
24% 33% Kill Your Friends Waters (Character) - 2015
89% 64% The Lady in the Van Street Trader (Character) $10.0M 2015
No Score Yet 72% Esio Trot Unknown (Character) - 2015
71% 49% Into the Woods The Baker (Character) $128.0M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Night Unknown (Character) - 2013
63% 64% One Chance Paul Potts (Character) $89.7K 2013
83% 81% Begin Again Steve (Character) $16.2M 2013
26% 39% The Three Musketeers Planchet (Character) $20.4M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Animals United Billy (Voice) - 2010
20% 27% Gulliver's Travels Jinks (Character) $42.8M 2010
No Score Yet 79% The Gruffalo Mouse (Voice) - 2009
28% 32% Lesbian Vampire Killers Fletch (Character) - 2009
79% 69% Telstar Clem Cattini (Character) - 2008
90% 66% Starter for 10 Tone (Character) $210.1K 2006
66% 70% The History Boys Timms (Character) $2.7M 2006
No Score Yet 71% Heroes and Villains Sam (Character) - 2006
82% 81% All or Nothing Rory (Character) $112.9K 2002
40% 79% Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Walter (Character) - 1999
35% 81% TwentyFourSeven Tonka (Character) $71.2K 1997

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Host 2015-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018 2021
No Score Yet 100% 60 Minutes Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2015-2021
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015 2017 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke Music Performer,
Executive Producer
2017-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2017 2019 2021
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015-2016 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2014 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character),
Guest
2014 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tell Me More With Kelly Corrigan Guest 2020
No Score Yet 23% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016 2020
78% No Score Yet Gone Mental With Lior Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet RuPaul Guest 2019
No Score Yet 0% Drop the Mic Executive Producer,
Contestant
2017-2019
No Score Yet 25% The World's Best Executive Producer,
Host
2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Us & Them Executive Producer 2018
53% 76% Happy Together Himself (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jess Cagle Interview Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2016-2018
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2015-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2017
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest,
Host
2016
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Very British Problems Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Price Is Right Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2014
95% 92% The Wrong Mans Unknown (Character),
Writer
2013-2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2011 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Charley Bear Narrator 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Piers Morgan's Life Stories Guest 2011
92% 67% Doctor Who Craig Owens (Guest Star) 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gavin & Stacey Smithy (Character),
Executive Producer,
Writer
2007-2010
No Score Yet 67% Top Gear Guest 2008