|Born||Simon John Beckingham
14 February 1970
Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England
|Other names||Dr. Russel Fell / The Fresh Pegg|
|Alma mater||University of Bristol|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer, producer, singer, film director|
|Television||Six Pairs of Pants
We Know Where You Live
Is It Bill Bailey?
I Am Not an Animal
Gillian (née Smith)
|Awards||Bram Stoker Award - Screenplay
2005 Shaun of the Dead - Shaun
British Independent Film Award - Best Screenplay
2004 Shaun of the Dead - Shaun
Peter Sellers Award for Comedy
2005 Shaun of the Dead - Shaun
National Movie Award - Best Comedy
2007 Hot Fuzz - Sgt. Nicholas Angel
Simon John Pegg (né Beckingham, born 14 February 1970) is an English actor, comedian, writer, producer, singer, stand-up comedian and director. His best known roles are Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Paul. He is also known for working with Nick Frost.
Personal life[change | change source]
Pegg married Maureen McCann on 23 July 2005. On 21 February 2009, Pegg said his wife was five months pregnant with the couple's first child. Their daughter Matilda was born early July 2009. Pegg has said on his personal Twitter feed that he is an atheist.
Along with Jonny Buckland, Pegg is godfather to Apple, daughter of close friends Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow. In return Martin is godfather to Pegg's daughter. Pegg's parents and sister briefly appeared in Spaced. His mother was in both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
Filmography[change | change source]
Television[change | change source]
|1995||Six Pairs of Pants||Various Characters||Also co-writer|
|1996||Faith in the Future||Jools|
|1997||I'm Alan Partridge||Steve Bennett||1 episode: "Watership Alan"|
|1997||We Know Where You Live||Various Roles|
|1998||Is It Bill Bailey?||Various Roles|
|1998||Big Train||Various Roles||Nominated—British Comedy Award for Best Male Comedy Award (also for Spaced)|
|1999||Spaced||Tim Bisley||Also co-writer
Nominated—BAFTA TV Situation Comedy Award (shared with Edgar Wright, Nira Park and Jessica Hynes)
Nominated—British Comedy Award for Best Male Comedy Newcomer (also for Big Train)
|1999||Tube Tales||Clerk||Segment: "Steal Away"|
|2000||Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)||Justin Pope||1 episode: "Paranoia"|
|2001||Brass Eye||Gerard Chote||1 episode: "Paedophilia Special"|
|2001||Band of Brothers||First Sergeant William Evans||2 episodes|
|2001||Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible||Angus||1 episode: "Curse of the Blood of the Lizard of Doom"|
|2002||Look Around You||Sleeping Queen's Guard||1 episode: "Maths"|
|2002||Linda Green||Jay||1 episode: "Dark Side of the Moon"|
|2003||Final Demand||Colin Taylor|
|2004||Sex & Lies||Radio DJ|
|2004||Black Books||Evan||1 episode: "Manny Come Home"|
|2004||I Am Not an Animal||Kieron the Cat|
|2005||Look Around You||Handsome Man||1 episode" "Health"|
|2005||Spider-Plant Man||Frank Matters|
|2005||Doctor Who||The Editor||1 episode" "The Long Game"|
|2005||Doctor Who Confidential||Narrator|
|2009||Robot Chicken||Paul McCartney/George Harrison/Ringo Starr (voice)|
|2012||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Dengar (voice)||1 episode: "Bounty"|
|2012||L.A. Noir||Hecky Nash||Pre-Production |
Movies[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Barratt, Nick (2 June 2007). "Family detective". The Daily Telegraph (London). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/portal/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/portal/2007/06/02/nosplit/ftdetective102.xml. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
- Cadwalladr, Carole (4 February 2007). "A fair cop". The Guardian (London). http://film.guardian.co.uk/interview/interviewpages/0,,2005313,00.html. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
- "Simon Pegg and Wife Expecting First Child". People.com. 21 February 2009.
- Campos, Nicole (15 June 2011). "Simon Pegg's New Autobiography: Well Done, Nerd!". LA Weekly: p. 2. http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/2011/06/simon_pegg_book_interview.php. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
- "British Star Simon Pegg Welcomes a Baby Girl!". Us Weekly. 6 July 2009. http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/british-star-simon-pegg-welcomes-a-baby-girl-200967.
- Twitter Simon Pegg's Twitter Feed
- "Chris Martin — Martin + Paltrow Name Pegg As Godfather". Contactmusic.com. 9 September 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
- "Simon Pegg Q&A: "If I don't get recognised, I say I'm in Coldplay"". Coldplay.com. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
- "Actor Simon Pegg receives honorary university fellowship for contribution to arts". The Daily Telegraph (London). 4 December 2008. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/3549147/Actor-Simon-Pegg-receives-honorary-university-fellowship-for-contribution-to-arts.html. Retrieved 4 December 2008.
- "We Know Where You Live". BBC Comedy. Retrieved 18 June 2007.
- "Voice of Reepicheep Recast Once Again as Simon Pegg".
- "The Official Website of Simon Pegg". Peggster.net. 25 November 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
- Grose, Jessica. "Questions for Simon Pegg. The star of Shaun of the Dead talks about his new book, Nerd Do Well, and his romance with a girl called Meredith Catsanus". Slate.
Other websites[change | change source]
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