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Jun 18, Matthew Horne insists he's healed his rift with James Corden and isn't a bit jealous of his old buddy's mega-success in the States. Nov 20, Mat Horne has had a rocky time since Gavin & Stacey. Labelled overhyped and overexposed, Horne and Corden retreated Interestingly, when the idea first emerged a couple of years ago, Corden was expected to play opposite him. We're asking our US readers to help us raise one million dollars by. Oct 19, JAMES Corden has spoken for the first time about how his relationship with comedy partner Mathew Horne crumbled.
The first strategy a Max Clifford might suggest - doing something for charity, possibly involving kids with cancer - has already failed. Another tactic often recommended to public figures in trouble, a spell of quiet isolation, is risky for showbiz casualties: The best approach for them is the mantra often quoted by businesses: Of course, this creates its own problems by inviting critics to conclude that the project that made them famous is the only thing they can do well see the eagerness of Sacha Baron Cohen and Steve Coogan to escape from Ali G and Alan Partridge.
Horne and Corden: is this the end?
What would a spin doctor advise? That they should seek their salvation through theatre. Although many of Corden's fans think his career began in TV, he had achieved substantial theatrical success, in particular in Alan Bennett's The History Boys. Horne has also recently pleased large audiences and some reviewers in a London revival of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane.
The smart move might be pairing them under a strong director with a script of proven quality. When I interviewed them recently, they expressed an interest in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which would suit a physically and vocally contrasting double act.
As it happens, that play contains a scene in which an actor outlines his company's recent projects. For Corden and Horne, that answer may no longer be an option.
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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.
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. Things are in progress. What was your first professional theatre job? Blue Remembered Hills What is your next job?