James Corden dresses as woman and fights with baguettes in Les Miserables spoof

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He might be starring in French drama Les Miserables – but telly star James Corden is playing it strictly for ooh la-la-laughs.

The British actor was in Paris to film his version of the classic historical novel for his Late Late Show in America.

As well as leading a peasants’ revolt, James led a band of soldiers brandishing baguettes at the Arc de Triomphe, shared a joke with troops between takes and dressed as a mademoiselle, complete with stubble.

Busy dad-of-three James, 30, also has a treat in store for fans in the UK.

He is set to relaunch his smash hit TV comedy Gavin and Stacey, which saw him shoot to fame as beloved Essex boy Smithy.

The Late Late Show host donned some iconic French costumes for the skit

Corden donned a dress and stubble in one scene

 

The popular sitcom, featuring Mathew Horne and Joanna Page and created by Ruth Jones and James Corden, will be back for a Christmas special.

In a statement, Jones and Corden said: “Over the last 10 years we’ve talked a lot about Gavin and Stacey – where they might be today and what their lives might look like.

“And so in secret we took the plunge and wrote this one-hour special.

“We’ve loved revisiting Barry and Essex again and bringing the characters back together has been a joy.

The British actor shared a joke with actors druing a break in filming

James Corden was filming a spoof version of the hit musical Les Miserables in Paris

“We’re so excited to get the chance to work with our fabulous cast and crew once more and to give fans of the show a festive treat this Christmas. Thank you BBC for helping to make this happen.”

Corden also confirmed the news on Twitter today and admitted that he had been keeping the secret a while.

He wrote: “Ruth Jones and I have been keeping this secret for a while… We’re excited to share it with you.

“See you on Christmas Day ⁦@BBCOne⁩ #GavinandStacey.”

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