James Corden for ‘Shrek’ stage show

December 27th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Dec 27 (IANS) British TV star James Corden is slated for the role of Shrek when the hit broadway musical moves to Britain. The award-winning actor-writer-producer, who appears in BBC comedy “Gavin and Stacey”, is lined up to play the loveable ogre when Kate Winslet’s director husband Sam Mendes takes the show to London’s west end the coming year, reports contactmusic.com.

“’Shrek’ is a sell-out on broadway and the producers are after a larger-than-life star for the UK transfer,” said a source.

“James has everything, great comic timing and a good voice too,” the source added.

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