BAFTA Award-winning actor James Corden first came to prominence with the National Theatre production of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys. He went on with the show to Broadway, Sydney, Wellington and Hong Kong and appeared in the radio and feature film versions. He is now renowned as a brilliant comedy actor. He is instantly recognisable as ‘Smithy’ in Gavin and Stacey, a series he co-created and co-wrote. He also starred as Gavin in the highly popular comedy sketches for Comic Relief. He hosts the Sky 1 sports quiz, A League Of Their Own.
James West End breakthrough came with the musical Martin Guerre, but it was the television role of Jamie in four series of Fat Friends that brought him to the attention of the wider public. He followed that with appearances in Little Britain (as Dewi, the friend of ‘the only gay in the village’) and Hollyoaks.
James has won many awards, including the prestigious Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in One Man, Two Guvnors in New York 2012 and a BAFTA for Best Comedy Performance in Gavin and Stacey. He has also won Comedy Awards as writer and co-creator of the show and an RTS award for his performance in Fat Friends.
Feature film credits include TwentyFourSeven, All Or Nothing for Mike Leigh, Starter For Ten, How To Lose Friends And Alienate People, with Lily Allen in the understated Lesbian Vampire Killers and The Three Musketeers with Orlando Bloom.
James is an excellent choice as a comedy host for corporate events.