Many British entertainers have crossed the pond in search of fame and fortune in the uniquely competitive US TV market, but few have been as successful as James Corden and returned to the UK looking so at ease with themselves.
After eight years in America hosting The Late Late Show, James Corden is back in the UK. In his first industry interview since his return, Heat Entertainment Director Boyd Hilton examines his illustrious BAFTA, Tony and Emmy winning career and asks what’s next? As a Writer/Producer/Performer on both sides of the Atlantic, James will give his unique perspective on our industry and discuss its future.
Boyd Hilton, Entertainment Director, Heat
James Corden OBE, Writer, Host, Actor and Producer
The agenda-setting programme, titled Too Much to Watch, will see James Corden OBE give his first industry interview since returning to the UK, and Bryan Lourd, Co-Chairman of Creative Artists Agency in conversation with multi-Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson.
In a world of eight billion, what happens after you’ve found the one? Can we stick to the promises we strove to keep, or are we all just mere Mammals? Butterworth's comedy-drama explores the complexity of modern marriage and fidelity through the eyes of Jamie (James Corden), a chef whose world implodes when he uncovers shocking secrets about his pregnant wife, Amandine (Melia Kreiling, Filthy Rich).
With the help of his brother-in-law Jeff (Colin Morgan, Belfast), Jamie finds himself hunting for answers.
When a new BBC Three comedy made its low-key debut in the spring of 2007, no one imagined that Gavin & Stacey would go on to become the comedic equivalent of a national treasure.
Despite its two writers’ utter lack of experience as screenwriters – James Corden and Ruth Jones had met as actors on Kay Mellor’s slimming club drama for ITV, Fat Friends – it soon became clear that here was a startlingly original show blessed by a group of fully realised characters, a script crackling with wit and an unusually brilliant cast.
Written and created by Ruth Jones and James Corden, who also star in the series, the hit sitcom will be produced by Fulwell 73, Tidy Productions and Baby Cow Productions.
Gavin & Stacey originally aired on the BBC from 2007 to 2010 for three series, plus a Christmas special in 2008.
The show followed Gavin (Matthew Horne), an ordinary boy from Essex, and Stacey (Joanna Page), an ordinary girl from Barry, who spoke to each other every day on the phone at work.
James Corden, Freddie Flintoff and Jamie Redknapp will return for the 13th series of the sports-based game show alongside new addition Romesh Ranganathan, who will replace comedian Jack Whitehall as a regular panellist.
“A League of Their Own has been a lot of fun, is something I’m contractually obliged to say despite the physical challenges, which I would describe as some of the toughest experiences I have ever been through," joked Romesh Ranganathan.
Corden will again host a star-studded line-up for the show’s second UK adventure, with guests including Cher, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Niall Horan and the Foo Fighters.
The episodes will be broadcast from the historic Central Hall in Westminster, and the show’s signature musical and comedy segments, such as Crosswalk: The Musical and Take a Break, will be given a new British twist.
The show holds the YouTube record for the most-watched late-night clip with Adele’s Carpool Karaoke, which has more than 180 million views.
The Late Late Show, which airs on Sky 1 and Now TV in the UK, is coming to the capital for three special episodes, featuring a mix of celebrity interviews, musical acts, games and sketches.
Ed Sheeran will join Corden for a new Carpool Karaoke, with other musical contributions coming from Harry Styles and Kings of Leon.
Also joining Corden in London are Emily Blunt, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Hudson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Russell Brand and Anthony Joshua.