11 The Three Musketeers
In this 2011 adaptation of the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas, Corden portrays Planchet, a humorous and loyal servant of the titular Musketeers. Throughout the movie, he provides comic relief and creates a sense of camaraderie between the characters. Corden's performance as Planchet is lighthearted and fun, providing a unique and enjoyable dynamic to the movie. He is able to deliver the perfect balance of comedy and sincerity, making Planchet a memorable and beloved character.
10 Into the Woods
James Corden played the character the Baker in the 2014 musical fantasy film 'Into the Woods.' In the movie, Corden plays an ordinary family man whose wife (Meryl Streep) wishes to have a child. In order to make her wish come true, the Baker and his wife set out on a journey to break a witch's curse and find the ingredients for a special potion. Corden's performance is both funny and heartfelt, as he conveys the Baker's desperation and determination to make his wife's wish come true.
9 The Prom
In the 2020 film 'The Prom,' James Corden played the character Barry Glickman, one of the lead roles. Barry Glickman is a struggling Broadway actor who becomes involved in a cause to support a high school student who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.
8 Kill Your Friends
In the 2015 film 'Kill Your Friends,' James Corden portrays the character Roger Waters, a quirky and somewhat eccentric music industry executive. Roger Waters is a colleague and friend of the film's main character, Steven Stelfox, played by Nicholas Hoult. As an A&R executive, Waters navigates the cutthroat world of the music business alongside Stelfox, engaging in various antics and power plays as they seek the next big hit.
7 Starter for 10
James Corden starred in the 2006 British comedy film Starter for 10, playing the role of Brian Jackson. The film follows Brian, a university student from a working-class background, as he attempts to win a quiz show called University Challenge. Corden's performance was praised by critics, with many highlighting his comedic timing and charisma.
6 One Chance
One Chance is a 2013 British biographical drama film about classical singer Paul Potts and his rise to fame. James Corden plays the role of Paul Potts in the movie.
5 The History Boys
James Corden played the role of Timms in The History Boys, a 2006 British play by Alan Bennett. Timms is one of the "history boys" at a British boys' school who are preparing for their Oxford and Cambridge entrance exams. Corden's character is the class clown and he often provides comic relief throughout the play.
4 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot
James Corden stars as Mr. Hoppy, a kindhearted elderly man who attempts to help reunite his neighbor, Mrs. Silver, with her beloved pet tortoise by using a magical spell.
3 Begin Again
James Corden plays the role of Gretta's manager in Begin Again. He is the one who discovers Gretta's music and helps her to launch her career. He is a funny and supportive character who is instrumental in helping Gretta reach her dreams.
2 Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman
James Corden plays the role of William Marwood, the last hangman in Britain, in the 2020 film The Last Hangman. Marwood is a former shoemaker who was hired to take on the role of hangman for the British government in 1872. He is a mild-mannered man who struggles with the moral implications of his job, often questioning if his actions are right. He also finds himself in a difficult position when the court orders him to hang his own son. The film follows Marwood as he attempts to reconcile with his own morality while performing his work.
1 All or Nothing
: Manchester City James Corden is an executive producer on All or Nothing: Manchester City, a docu-series that follows the 2017–2018 Manchester City Football Club season. He does not appear in the series.