Interview with actor Mathew Horne
James Corden has come a long way since the play that made his name. Corden has carved out a lucrative, everyman television personality too. A sort of Smithy-for-hire with his own sports quiz on Sky, he has hosted the Brit. Gavin and Stacey stars Mathew Horne and James Corden talk about on telly but have never really met so an awkward relationship develops. If you haven't always cared for James Corden, the presenter of tonight's (As recounted in his book, this was his relationship with Sheridan Smith, filming another series of footie quiz A League Of Their Own. But he is now.
But he fell in love with performing and has since paid tribute to his "passionate" drama teachers at The Minster School in Southwell, Notts. One, Kevin Troughton, remembers Mat as a shy boy who grew in confidence on stage.
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Kevin told the Mirror: Mat played a disabled teenager talking about his life, and also played his teacher at a special school. I always thought Mat would go a long way as a serious actor. The students had all seen him on TV and were thrilled. They formed a stand-up team which caught the attention of Catherine Tate who was performing on the same bill at the Edinburgh festival.
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Mat, who also appeared in Channel 4's Teachers, says: She kick-started things for me. Her show has made me a recognisable face and helped me buy my house.
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There's something sexy about her, it's kind of council estate and horny. But he insists he's not interested in getting notches on his bedpost. It's very flattering but just being on TV is attractive to a lot of people. And, of course, that happens every night.
The buzz he gets from preparing for a live audience is obvious. In particular, Horne and Corden seemed to be splashed over every front page — the double act of the day.
I was never interested in being famous. The press pounced on the pair after the flop of horror comedy film Lesbian Vampire Killers — in which Corden and Horne co-starred — and BBC3 axed their eponymous sketch show. His tone is upbeat. Horne is continuing to flex his creative muscles, too, developing his writing as well as his performing career. Appropriately for Horne, that involves collaboration.Horne & Corden Ep1 Prt2
Things are in progress. What was your first professional theatre job? Blue Remembered Hills What is your next job?
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Well, I hope not. He means last year, a smooth-running, well received, elegantly directed spectacular that is now legendary for that Adele performance. Corden is still proud of how he introduced her. This is a songwriter that consistently does this time after time.
That was inwhen he shared the mic with Mathew Horne: Three years ago, their larky bromance was the talk of the Brits. For all the wrong reasons. When we meet for the second time, in a tea room at The Savoy, earlier this month, I ask Corden what went wrong that night of the first Brits. Was he drunk onstage? Mick Fleetwood, Samantha Fox.
But what was different about was that it was the epicentre of a perfect storm of giddy highs and depressing lows for Corden.
He had a film coming out, and a sketch show. He was all over the place. But he was also, in the other sense, all over the place: All I want is to look at a magazine and see [the headline]: