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Actor James Corden 'to be made OBE'

TV funnyman James Corden is to be made an OBE in the New Year Honours list, according to reports.

The Gavin & Stacey star has become one of the leading faces of British entertainment in recent years, as well as performing sterling work for charity.

Now the Sun reports that Corden, 36, is to be honoured by the Queen for his efforts with an OBE.

The comedian and actor has entertained the nation co-writing and starring hit comedy Gavin & Stacey with Ruth Jones - who received an MBE last year - along with his latest hit show The Wrong Mans.

He has also recently cracked America - starring with Keira Knightley in Begin - and will next appear on the big screen alongside Meryl Streep in Hollywood musical Into The Woods.

Father-of-two Corden is also known for his charity work with Comic Relief and Sport Relief and had a number one single in 2010 with Dizzee Rascal for Shout as England's World Cup anthem.

The Tony and Bafta award-winning actor has now landed a plum job in the US as the host of long-running CBS chat show The Late Late Show.

According to the Sun, 81-year-old actress Joan Collins, star of Dynasty and Benidorm, will be made a Dame after 60 years in the industry.

The New Year Honours list will be published on December 31.

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