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Phil Bourne

Played by James Corden

Phil works in the mailroom at the County Council building, and lives with his mum who he loves dearly. A dreamer, fantasist and total loser, Phil longs for some excitement and adventure.

"I'm talking about rolling deep."
Phil Bourne

At work, well-meaning Sam is the only person who tolerates Phil. That certainly doesn’t make them friends, but when Phil learns of the danger unfolding around Sam, he persuades him that it is their duty to act.

James Corden

Co-creator / co-writer / “Phil Bourne”

James is the Tony Award winning star of One Man, Two Guvnors both at the National Theatre, the West End and on Broadway. He also co-created, co-wrote and starred in the BAFTA and British Comedy award winning BBC TV series Gavin and Stacey.

Other TV work has included Horne and Corden, Little Britain, Fat Friends, Cruise of the Gods, Teachers and The Vicar of Dibley. He is the four-time host of The BRIT Awards and is the current host of Sky 1's A League Of Their Own.

During his career to date, James has been awarded numerous comedy awards including a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Comedy Writer of the Year, South Bank Show Award for Comedy, National Television Award in 2010 for Best Comedy and most recently the prestigious Tony Award for ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’.


Lock it up

Phil sees Sam’s phone call as the opportunity of a lifetime.

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