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Simon Pegg (born Simon John Pegg on 14 February 1970; AKA The Fresh Pegg) is an English stand-up comedian, writer and film and television actor. He portrayed Tim Bisley in Spaced, the eponymous Shaun in Shaun of the Dead, and Nicholas Angel in Hot Fuzz. Much of his major work has been in collaboration with some combination of Nick Frost, Jessica Hynes and Edgar Wright.

BiographyEdit

Pegg was hand-reared in Gloucester, Gloucestershire to a jazz musician/keyboard salesman father. He attended Stratford Upon Avon College to study English Lit and Performance Studies. Pegg later studied drama at the University of Bristol and wrote his thesis, "A Marxist overview of popular Seventies cinema and hegemonic discourses".[1]

Pegg married Maureen McCann on 23 July, 2005 in Glasgow. Nick Frost was the best man and Apple Martin, daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin was the flower girl. Pegg is also Apple's godfather. Simon Pegg's mother, father and sister briefly appeared in Spaced.

Television creditsEdit

  • Faith in the Future (1995) TV Series - Jools
  • Asylum (1996) TV Series - Simon
  • We Know Where You Live (1997) TV Series - Various Roles[2]
  • Is It Bill Bailey? (1998) TV Series - Various Roles
  • Big Train (1998, 2002) TV Series - Various Roles
  • Spaced (1999, 2001) TV Series - Tim Bisley
  • Jam (2000) - Radio and TV series - Various roles
  • Hippies (1999) TV Series - Ray Purbbs
  • Band of Brothers (2001) Mini Series - 1st Sgt. William Evans
  • Brass Eye Special (2001) - Gerard Chote
  • Look Around You (2002) - Sleeping guard in episode "Maths", Toothpaste Guy
  • Black Books (2004) TV Series - Evan
  • I Am Not An Animal (2004) TV Series - Kieron the cat
  • Derren Brown (2005) TV Series
  • Doctor Who (2005) - The Editor in episode "The Long Game"
  • Top Gear (2007) Star in a reasonably priced car (Time - 1:48.5)

FilmographyEdit

  • Guest House Paradiso (1999) - Mr Nice
  • The Parole Officer (2001) - Deflated Husband
  • Band of Brothers (2001) - First Sergeant William Evans
  • Shaun of the Dead (2004) - Shaun
  • The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005) - Peter Cow
  • Land of the Dead (2005) - Photo Booth Zombie
  • Mission: Impossible III (2006) - Benji Dunn
  • Big Nothing (2006) - Gus
  • Free Jimmy (2006) - Geir
  • Grindhouse - segment Don't (2007)
  • The Good Night (2007) - Paul
  • Hot Fuzz (2007) - Nicholas Angel
  • Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007) - Dennis
  • How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (2008) - Sidney Young

Notes and referencesEdit

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