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Everything You Need to Know About James Corden, Craig Ferguson's Replacement

Sep 9 2014 - 3:24pm

Craig Ferguson announced he'd be leaving The Late Late Show back in April, but we hadn't heard much about who'll be replacing him — until this week. British actor James Corden has been confirmed to take over [1] the late-night post. While you may be wondering who the heck this guy is, we're here to fill you in — and tell you that you may have been introduced to him in these recent Into the Woods pictures [2]! Here's what else you need to know about the star and where you may have seen him before.

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He's one of the stars of Into the Woods.

Corden was recently spotted in the Into the Woods trailer [4] as the Baker (with Emily Blunt [5] as his wife). Though he's not so well-known to US audiences yet, director Rob Marshall probably had good reason to cast him in the musical — Corden is a Tony winner (he won best actor for the play One Man, Two Guvnors).

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You may have seen him in other movies.

Corden was the star of Oscar-nominated indie One Chance, and he recently costarred with Keira Knightley [7] and Mark Ruffalo [8] in Begin Again.


He created one of the UK's most beloved comedies.

Corden created and costarred in Gavin & Stacey as Smithy from 2007 to 2010.

He has lots of famous friends.

You may not know him yet, but celebrities sure do: he's been spotted hanging out with David Beckham [9] and partying with Taylor Swift [10]. Plus, he was introduced to his wife by former roommate Dominic Cooper.

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