Interview: James Corden on Missing the Summer of London While on Broadway

James Corden (Rex Features via AP Images)

While Tony nominee James Corden storms Broadway in the NYC transfer of the stage comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, he’ll be missing out on all of the hubbub back home surrounding the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. Does he regret skipping the Summer of London? The Doctor Who and Gavin & Stacey star spoke to us about it – watch below:


This interview took place right here in the BBC America offices before Corden’s Q&A about One Man, Two Guvnors, which was moderated by Kurt Andersen. Here’s James cracking wise about the inevitable lapses in his diet while in the culinary capital of New York City:

James also spoke about creating and starring in Gavin & Stacey, his acclaimed comedy which aired on BBC America. “The greatest thing about writing a TV show is having the license to say things that’ve always bugged you,” he said.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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