James Corden might be a big name in the US after landing the job as host of the ‘Late Late Show’, but it’s been a long road to success on the other side of the pond. After cutting his acting teeth with early acting roles in TV hits like ‘Fat Friends’ and ‘Little Britain’ and the stage production of ‘The History Boys’, James became a household name thanks to his role as Smithy in the comedy series ‘Gavin & Stacey’, which he co-wrote with his co-star Ruth Jones. More acting roles followed including parts in the films ‘How To Lose Friends And Alienate People’ and the flop ‘Lesbian Vampire Killers’. He also made a name for himself as a presenter on the Sky1 comedy/sports panel show ‘A League Of their Own’. In 2011, James hosted the Brits before a critically acclaimed stint in ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’, which won Best Play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. In September 2014, CBS announced that Corden would succeed Craig Ferguson as host of the American late-night talk show The Late Late Show. He made his US TV debut on 23 March 2015 and was an instant hit with critics and viewers alike.