I've not fallen out with Brits host James Corden, insists Mat Horne - Daily Record
Feb 23, 'Me and James Corden went through a tough time, but we got through it' The roar of the crowd and the immediacy of the relationship. Mar 23, Gavin and Stacey star James Corden is to lay to rest his lay-about painter and decorator character Smithy tonight (Monday, March 23) and he. Dec 9, But now it seems that funnymen James Corden and Matt Horne's close partnership has come to an end as their comedy sketch show Horne.
It's been a learning curve, though. Would you have done anything differently, thinking about it now?
Gavin and Stacey star Matthew Horne says he's still pals with James Corden
But I'm not going to say what, because that has a knock-on effect on the other people who made those things. I'm not going to suddenly try and distance myself. But I've learnt that being consistently praised all the time is not a healthy place to be. He's rather sweetly eager to please and giving of his time in a way in which most interview subjects simply aren't.
When he gets called back to the set, he invites me to come and meet him at his hotel after filming has finished for the day but still says: He went to meet Cattini before filming started and played the drums with him "I wouldn't say I learnt to play the drums; I'd say that I learned how to look like I could play the drums" and has nothing but praise for Moran and his film.
It certainly feels like it captured a mood and a time that all the people who were there absolutely recognise.
They all say it's completely accurate. Clem was in tears afterwards. Which, as a fan of the show, is what I really want to talk to him about. Because, excitingly, tomorrow the third and final series goes into production.
Gavin and Stacey star Matthew Horne says he's still pals with James Corden - Mirror Online
Writing it, he says, has been the highlight of his year. It's just so wonderful being in a room with Ruth and sitting there and just knowing that anything can happen to those characters. When we wrote that last bit, we both of us just looked at each other and sat there in silence". It's a sad ending, is it? Or, at least, more people than seems possible or even likely. The night after meeting Corden, I have to go to Norfolk, for work, and mingle with a hunting, shooting and fishing crowd with whom I struggle for an hour to find something I can talk to them about.
And then Johnny, an old Harrovian, former three-day-eventer, says: It's not just that it's funny and brilliantly observed, it's that there's a humanity at the heart of it that informs everything else: None of it was. It was just what organically felt like the best way to tell a story. It was never, 'Let's make a show that's an antidote to the black comedy that's around. I think Ruth and I have a strong belief in love really Even year-olds into ponies and pink felt-tips know better to own up to liking Jerry Maguire "I love Jerry Maguire," he says.
They row, he says, but he clearly adores her, and when I ring her she tells me about how they met on Fat Friends when she was 34 "and James was about 10". He'd been to a wedding in Barry, had an idea about a bride who was Welsh and a groom who was English, and they just started elaborating on it.
Horne and Corden
As, in an art-life-life-art parallel are Nessa and Smithy, the characters they play. They're an unlikely combination in some ways, what with the age gap and Jones living in Cardiff and Corden in Buckinghamshire 10 minutes from his parents and 20 from his sisterbut he calls her "my best friend in the world, without a question".
Their relationship is so close that Jones says he's practically family.
In a way, we play the same roles now. I'm the nagging older sister and he's the cheeky, creative younger brother, but it just seems to work for us.
We make up for each other's lack. And Uncle Bryn would be the guy on the bus who shares a conversation with the good-looking lead. Throughout his childhood, his parents had the unusual quality of being committed members of the Salvation Army, although they have now left.
He was the school joker, hopeless at exams, brilliant at messing about.
The only thing he really applied himself to was making other people laugh. After being talent-spotted in a school play, he attended an out-of-hours stage school which sent him to audition after audition until, finally, at 17 he landed a small part in the West End production of Martin Guerre. He has only recently become a household name, but he worked throughout his 20s for some of the best names around: His big break was The History Boys, a huge hit at the National Theatre, then a worldwide tour, then a film.
They're all in there; there are elements of Bennett and, most crucially, Leigh. At first, Horne feared he was in trouble. The tradition of the comic double act has been an actively important part of his career, from Mackinnon through to Corden. I see them as positive and constructive. He can laugh at himself, but he holds himself to a high standard. He takes what he does seriously, which entails some fairly blunt self-critique when discussing his development as a stage actor.
Looking back at Entertaining Mr Sloane, he says: These ranged from a rent boy to a psychiatrist. However, as broad as it seems: Establishing creative relationships is key — alongside being able to explore the work. This, as much as anything, distinguishes theatre for him.
Theatre was always something I wanted to do. In many ways, I prefer it.
But the biggest thing you find is that the air changes. How you sound — and how other actors sound — changes. 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.