James Corden may not be a household name (at least in the United States), but he will be very, very soon.
Corden is the latest person to take over “The Late Late Show” following Craig Ferguson’s retirement from the late-night talker, but the soon-to-be talk show host isn’t a complete newcomer, even if you haven’t heard his name before.
Hailing from the U.K., Corden has a had a flourishing career across the pond. As Corden makes his move to the U.S. more permanent with his late show gig and roles in films like “Into The Woods” alongside Meryl Streep, one can hope he’ll translate well stateside.
But aside from the charming comedian being British, here are few other things you probably didn’t know about your future favorite talk show host:
Full Name: James Kimberley Corden
Birthdate: August 22, 1978
Birthplace: Hillingdon, London, United Kingdom
Best Known For: The Late Late Show With James Corden, Gavin & Stacey, The Wrong Mans, History Boys
Little Known Facts:
-A Quintuple Threat
Corden is an actor, comedian, singer, writer and producer, making him a jack of all trades in away. You can expect to see Corden put on all of those hats when “The Late Late Show” premieres March 23rd with him as host.
Corden has won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for his performance in “Gavin & Stacey,” a show he also wrote, and he also won the Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in 2012 for the play “One Man, Two Guvnors.” Along with “The History Boys,” a Broadway play he starred in, winning the Best Play Tony award in 2006 and it’s safe to say that anything Corden touches turns to gold.
– Famous Roommate
Corden’s former roommate was Dominic Cooper of “Captain America,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Huner,” and “Dracula Untold” fame.
– Royal Treatment
Corden is a part of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, the most junior and most populous order of chivalry in the U.K., for his service to drama. Even the Queen has given him her blessing.
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