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Now a familiar face in both the U.S. and the U.K. due to his success on The Late Late Show, actor/comedian James Corden has managed to take time out from his hectic schedule to fly back to the U.K. to be present at the prestigious BAFTA Television Awards ceremony.
As well as presenting, James was up for an award for his comedy thriller series The Wrong Mans, but lost out to Detectorists.
He co-wrote The Wrong Mans with his friend, sitcom Gavin and Stacey star Mathew Baynton. As Mathew couldn’t attend the ceremony, James was determined to make an extra effort to be there.
Just touched down in England’s green and pleasant land! 22 hours here, first stop mum and dads! X
— Jkcorden (@JKCorden) May 10, 2015
James is no stranger to the red carpet, having described previous awards ceremonies as some of the best nights in his life. The 36 year old is most well known in the U.K. for his role as Smithy in Gavin & Stacey, but he has many other accolades including presenting the BRIT awards and playing the lead in successful comedy play One Man Two Guvnors. He also made a cameo in the music video Mama Do the Hump by Rizzle Kicks. The song reached the number 2 slot in the U.K. charts.
Well that was a whirlwind few hours,at the airport now, but really enjoyed the Baftas.Back in time for the Late Late Show tonight on CBS! — Jkcorden (@JKCorden) May 11, 2015
James has recently moved to the U.S. with his family and seems to have adapted well to his new Californian lifestyle. He is often spotted rubbing shoulders with Hollywood celebrities and clearly enjoys presenting The Late Late Show, interviewing A-list guests including Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis.
In fact, he is so busy with his new job he recently had to turn down an invitation to David Beckham’s 40th Birthday party in Marrakesh, missing out on the company of guests like Liv Tyler and her baby son Sailor!
Other BAFTA award winners from last night’s ceremony include Sherlock for Radio Times Audience Award and The Graham Norton Show for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment program.