Simon Pegg

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Simon Pegg
Pegg at the Los Angeles premiere of Kill Me Three Times in 2015
Simon John Beckingham

(1970-02-14) 14 February 1970 (age 54)
Years active1995–present
Maureen McCann (m. 2005)
Pegg at the premiere for Star Trek in 2009

Simon John Pegg (né Beckingham; born 14 February 1970) is an English actor, comedian, director, producer and screenwriter. His best known roles are Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul and the Ice Age franchise. He is also known for working with Nick Frost.

Personal life[change | change source]

Pegg married Maureen McCann on 23 July 2005.[1] On 21 February 2009, Pegg said his wife was five months pregnant with the couple's first child.[1] Their daughter Matilda[2] was born early July 2009.[3] Pegg has said on his personal Twitter feed that he is an atheist.[4]

Along with Jonny Buckland, Pegg is godfather to Apple, daughter of close friends Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.[5] In return Martin is godfather to Pegg's daughter.[6] Pegg's parents and sister briefly appeared in Spaced. His mother was in both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

Pegg was awarded an honorary fellowship by the University of Gloucestershire on 4 December 2008.[7]

Filmography[change | change source]

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Six Pairs of Pants Various Characters Also co-writer
1996 Asylum Simon 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[8]
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"
1999 Hippies Ray Purbbs
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
2006 Big Nothing Gus
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 [9]

Films[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Guest House Paradiso Mr. Nice
2001 The Parole Officer Deflated Husband
2002 24 Hour Party People Paul Morley
2004 Shaun of the Dead Shaun Riley[10] Also co-writer
Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay (shared with Edgar Wright, tied with Michel Gondry, Charlie Kaufman, and Pierre Bismuth)
British Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay (shared with Edgar Wright)
Chainsaw Award for Best Actor
Chainsaw Award for Best Screenplay (shared with Edgar Wright)
Peter Sellers Award for Comedy
Nominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Original Screenplay (shared with Edgar Wright)
Nominated—Empire Award for Best British Actor
Nominated—London Film Critics' Circle ALFS Award for British Screewriter of the Year (shared with Edgar Wright)
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Original Screenplay (shared with Edgar Wright)
2005 The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse Peter Cow
2005 Land of the Dead Photo Booth Zombie Cameo
2006 Mission: Impossible III Benji Dunn
2006 Big Nothing Gus
2006 Free Jimmy Odd Also writer
2007 Grindhouse Cannibal Segment "Don't"
2007 The Good Night Paul
2007 Hot Fuzz PC/Sergeant/Chief Inspector Nicholas Angel Also co-writer
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Actor
2007 Run Fatboy Run Dennis Doyle Also co-writer
2007 Diary of the Dead Voice-over Cameo
2008 How to Lose Friends and Alienate People Sidney Young
2009 Star Trek Montgomery "Scotty" Scott Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Ensemble
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Buck (voice) Nominated—Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture (shared with Peter de Sève)
2010 Burke and Hare William Burke
2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader[11] Reepicheep (voice)
2010 Fable III Ben Finn (voice) Video game
2011 Spare Parts Con-Rad (voice) Video game
2011 Paul Graeme Willy Also co-writer[12]
2011 Scrat's Continental Crack-up Buck (voice) Short
2011 The Adventures of Tintin Thompson
2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Benji Dunn
2012 A Fantastic Fear of Everything[13] Also executive producer
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Montgomery "Scotty" Scott Post-production
2013 The World's End Also co-writer; pre-production

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Simon Pegg and Wife Expecting First Child". 21 February 2009. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  2. Campos, Nicole (15 June 2011). "Simon Pegg's New Autobiography: Well Done, Nerd!". LA Weekly. p. 2. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  3. "British Star Simon Pegg Welcomes a Baby Girl!". Us Weekly. 6 July 2009.
  4. Twitter Simon Pegg's Twitter Feed
  5. "Chris Martin — Martin + Paltrow Name Pegg As Godfather". 9 September 2007. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  6. "Simon Pegg Q&A: "If I don't get recognised, I say I'm in Coldplay"". 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 22 July 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  7. "Actor Simon Pegg receives honorary university fellowship for contribution to arts". Daily Telegraph. London. 4 December 2008. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2008.
  8. "We Know Where You Live". BBC Comedy. Archived from the original on 16 December 2004. Retrieved 18 June 2007.
  9. "Mob City" – via
  10. "Shaun (Character)". IMDb. Archived from the original on 2016-11-07. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  11. "Voice of Reepicheep Recast Once Again as Simon Pegg". Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2012-09-12.
  12. "The Official Website of Simon Pegg". 25 November 2010. Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  13. Grose, Jessica (15 June 2011). "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.

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