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'Someone wrote that I was talentless. That didn't feel nice'

James Corden, 34, was raised in Buckinghamshire. At 17 he joined the chorus of the West End musical Martin Guerre. He made his film debut in Shane Meadows' Twenty Four Seven and, in 2004, he was cast in the National Theatre production of Alan Bennett's The History Boys, which was later made into a film. In 2007, he co-wrote and starred in Gavin & Stacey, the award-winning BBC comedy series. He played the lead in One Man, Two Guvnors in the West End and on Broadway, and he has published his autobiography. On Wednesday, at London's O2, he is hosting the Brits for the fourth time.

What is your earliest memory?

My little sister's christening when I was three and a half. It was the first time I'd ever stood on what was actually a platform but quickly became a stage, and I »

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