James Corden Biography, Acting Career, Stage Career, Television Roles And Net Worth

by : Tim Horner on : 01 Aug 2018 12:05

James Kimberley Corden OBE is a 40-year-old English actor, writer, producer, comedian, television host, and singer. He hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show and has won awards for appearing in stage shows.

He originally began his career as a comic actor in TV sitcoms such as Gavin and Stacey. The success of Gavin And Stacey spawned another comedy show, written by Corden and Mathew Baynton, called The Wrong Mans. He gained instant popularity when he went in search of success in the US.


How much is James Corden worth?

As of 2017, Corden is estimated to be worth £8 million, according to Forbes.

How did James Corden become famous?

James Corden started his acting career with a role on the London stage when he was 17. He graduated to more substantial roles on such television shows as Boyz Unlimited and Fat Friends. In 2004, Corden earned accolades for his work on the Alan Bennett play The History Boys. He went on to create the popular British sitcom Gavin and Stacey, which debuted in 2007. In 2012, Corden won both an Olivier and Tony Award for his performance in the play One Man, Two Guvnors.


Where is James Corden from?

James Corden was born in Hillingdon, Greater London, to parents Margaret and Malcolm Corden. His father was a musician in the Royal Air Force band and his mother was a social worker. He grew up in Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire, and attended Holmer Green Upper School. He has an older sister, Andrea Henry, and a younger sister, Ruth Corden.

Is James Corden gay?


No, James Corden is not gay. He is married to actress-turned-producer Julia Carey in 2012, and they currently live in a £19 million mansion in Malibu. The pair were introduced in 2009 by James’ close pal Dominic Cooper, who had known Julia for years. They have three children together – son Max, born in March 2011, and daughters Carey (born in October 2014) and a newborn daughter born in December 2017.


Is James Corden in The Emoji Movie?

Corden lent his voice to the character of Hi-5 in The Emoji Movie in 2017. ‘Hi-5 is a fading rock star who wants to get back on top,’ says director-writer Tony Leondis. Unfortunately, the Emoji Movie turned out to be panned, with some critics dubbing it one of the worst films of all time.


What time is the Late Late Show with James Corden on?

The Late Late Show, a long running chat show that James took over from Craig Ferguson, runs every weekday night on CBS at 12:37am/11:37pm CT in the US. Corden was announced as the show’s new host on September 8, 2014 and was the show’s fourth presenter in its 481 episode history.

Are James Corden and Sheridan Smith still friends?

It is unclear whether Corden still speaks to Sheridan Smith following their publicised relationship. The actress, who was appointed an OBE in the 2015 New Year Honours, previously dated The Late Late Show host. James first met Sheridan on the set of Fat Friends in 2002 but it wasn’t until November 2007 that he confirmed they were an item. The pair split in 2008 before and Sheridan were then reunited in February 2009. After rumours the pair were to tie the knot, they called time on their relationship once more and split in August that year.


What controversial thing did James Corden say?

In October 2017, James Corden was forced to apologise after he made crass comments about the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal that shocked Hollywood. Corden told his audience it was a beautiful night in LA ‘so beautiful, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage’. He then continued saying: ‘I don’t know whether that groan was that you liked that joke or you don’t like that joke. If you don’t like that joke you should probably leave now.’ He then said: ‘It has been weird this week, hasn’t it, watching Harvey Weinstein in hot water. Ask any of the women who watched him take a bath … it’s weird watching Harvey Weinstein in hot water. Harvey Weinstein wanted to come tonight but he’ll settle for whatever potted plant is closest.’ The ‘jokes’ were not received well by the audience in attendance at the amfAR or viewers around the world.

Has James Corden’s voice changed?

Fans of The Late Late Show starting commenting that changes could be heard in Corden’s voice from episode to episode – but this is due to his voice being overdubbed by an American actor. According to a statement on the CBS website: “James’ accent is so thick that most Americans cannot understand him. To overcome this, CBS actually overdubs all James’ lines after taping. The voice you hear on-air is actually Jim Parsons doing a British accent.” We’re not sure how true that statement is.

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Tim Horner

Tim Horner is a senior sub-editor at UNILAD and not just because he was born in the 1980s. He graduated from University College Falmouth with a BA Journalism degree when the internet still consisted of Ceefax and Teletext and telephones were connected to the land.

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