He competed against a dream team of acting gods – James Earl Jones, Frank Langella, John Lithgow, and Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman. But it was 33-year-old Brit James Corden who marched up to the stage to accept the Best Actor in a Play Tony award (for his show-stopping role in the Broadway comedy One Man, Two Guvnors). Anglophenia’s Tom Brook spoke to the Gavin & Stacey and Doctor Who star right after his win, and you can tell that Corden was both gobsmacked and humbled.
Here’s James’ acceptance speech at last night’s ceremony (June 10) for those who may have missed it:
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