British comedian and actor James Corden has been named new host of “The Late Late Show” on CBS. |Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
It’s official. CBS has announced that rumored new “The Late Late Show” host will be British comedian and actor James Corden — replacing Craig Ferguson, who announced he was leaving the late night gig earlier this year.
Corden, 36, won a Tony in 2012 for best leading actor in a play for “One Man, Two Guvnors,” on Broadway. Currently he’s seen on the big screen in “Begin Again,” starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. He also will be seen later this year in the film version of “Into the Woods,” starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Emily Blunt.
In Britain, Corden is well-known for hosting the award-winning sports-themed comedy game show, “A League of Their Own.”
Corden will take over the reins at “The Late Late Show” in early 2015.