Birthday: 14th February
Simon Pegg is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He came to public prominence in the UK as the co-creator of the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced, directed by Edgar Wright. He went on to co-write and star in the Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013).
Pegg is one of the few performers to have achieved what Radio Times calls "the Holy Grail of nerd-dom", playing popular supporting characters in Doctor Who (2005), Star Trek as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott (2009–2016), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). He currently stars as Benji Dunn in the Mission: Impossible film series (2006–present), and he played the Chamberlain in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019).
BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 1
2002 - Situation Comedy: SPACED
How do you rate Simon Pegg's films?
WATCH SIMON PEGG THIS WEEK
FILM: Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) (Age 12)
Saturday 6th November, Channel 4, 9:10pm
FILM: Mission: Impossible III (2006) (Age 12)
Thursday 11th November, Sky Cinema Blockbusters, 12:35pm
Pegg is part of the spy team in this action film franchise.
FILMS: Star Trek (2009) / Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) (Age 12)
Saturday 6th November, E4, 6:25pm
Sunday 7th November, E4, 6:25pm
One of the Nerd Trifecta here! Pegg plays Scotty in the Star Trek reboot.
The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance
Pegg's voice is unrecognisable but has a great time voicing the snivelling Chamberlain in this fantasy series.
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FILM: Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Pegg, returns to the Star Trek reboot as Scotty with a writing credit on this one as well.
FILMS: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
Pegg provides the voice of the manic Buck in these later Ice Age sequels.
What's your favourite Simon Pegg performance?
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