Simon Pegg Biography |
  • Simon Pegg Biography

    Born: February 14, 1970 in Gloucestershire, England, UK

    SIMON PEGG, winner of the Peter Sellers Award for Comedy (presented by the London Evening Standard), has successfully built a body of outstanding television and film credits, not the least of which is the creation of the breakthrough Channel 4 sitcom “Spaced,” which was nominated for the British Comedy Award and both the UK and International BAFTAs and received a nomination for an International Emmy Award.

    Pegg went on to gain massive critical and commercial success with “Shaun of the Dead,” his debut feature film co-written with Edgar Wright, in which he also starred in the title role.  Produced by Working Title, the film rose to number one at the UK box office and the top five in the U.S.  The film garnered numerous awards, including nominations for Best Film at the 2005 BAFTAs, London Critics Circle Awards (also nominated for Best Screenplay), South Bank Show Awards, the NME Awards and the British Comedy Awards.  Pegg reprised his success with Edgar Wright in the 2007 feature film “Hot Fuzz,” which was released to much acclaim, again opening at number one in the UK box office and reaching number five in the U.S.  Later that same year, Pegg continued his run of box office successes, starring as the lead in the feature film “Run, Fatboy, Run,” which, yet again, opened in the top spot in the UK box office.

    Most recently, Pegg starred in “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People” with Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox, Gillian Anderson, Danny Huston and Jeff Bridges. 

    Pegg’s previous television credits include the BBC1 drama “Final Demand,” “Doctor Who,” the BBC2 sitcom “Hippies” and the cult BBC sketch series “Big Train,” for which he received an RTS nomination for Best Entertainment Performance.  He also co-starred in the Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks television series “Band of Brothers.” Other feature film credits include “Mission: Impossible III,” “The Big Nothing” and “The Good Night.”

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