James Corden Rumored To Replace Craig Ferguson On 'The Late Late Show'
James Corden, a British stage and screen actor, will reportedly be taking over Craig Ferguson’s post at The Late Late Show.
James Corden Taking Over 'Late Late Show'?
It has not yet been confirmed that Corden, 35, will assume hosting duties on The Late Late Show, but a purported insider shared the information with TheWrap. Neither Corden nor CBS have commented on the rumor.
Corden is perhaps best known to U.S. audiences for his turn in The History Boys with Richard Griffiths and Dominic Cooper. He’s soon to be a more recognizable face stateside with a part in Begin Again starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, as well as the role of The Baker in the highly-anticipated feature film adaptation of Into the Woods, which hits theaters Christmas Day. He also starred as Paul Potts in One Chance.
On the small screen, Corden co-created, co-wrote and starred in BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey, which saw him earn the BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance. He also starred on TV in Fat Friends and The Wrong Mans.
Corden started off in the theater in 1996 with a small part in Martin Guerre and went on to land the part of Timms in the original London stage production of the The History Boys and reprised the role on Broadway. In 2011, Corden took on the lead role in comedic play One Man, Two Guvnors for which he won a Tony Award in 2012 after the play moved to Broadway from London.
Craig Ferguson’s Retirement Announcement
Ferguson announced his plans to retire from The Late Late Show in April of this year, revealing that he intended to step away from show business entirely. "At the end of this year I will be stepping down as the host of the show," he said at the time of the announcement. "Then I'll go and do something else, probably I'm thinking carpentry. But I haven't made my mind up yet."
Ferguson has yet to announce his last show, but is expected to step away from The Late Late Show sometime in early 2015.