Simon Pegg

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  • Name: Simon Pegg ( Simon John Beckingham )
  • Date of birth: 14 February 1970
  • Age: 46 years
  • Place of birth: Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England
  • Height: 178
  • Activities: actor, comedian, screenwriter, writer, producer, Director
  • Marital status: married

    Simon Pegg biography

    Actor, comedian, writer, Director, and writer – all rolled into one. Today Simon Pegg known in the UK and abroad, although his path had a lot of difficulties.

    Simon was born 14 February 1970 in the family of a civil servant and a jazz musician. However, his father had to earn money as a shop of musical instruments. The relationship of the mother and father did not go well, the marriage fell apart. Simon was 7 years old. Soon her mother remarried and changed her last name son the surname of the other spouse.

    Simon Pegg has changed not one school, and then went to College and took advanced study of English literature. In those years the guy was already interested in cinema and theatre. Another of his passion was music by the father’s genes were affected. Simon was a drummer in a rock band. But the desire to make people laugh, was closer to him than the performances in a musical group.

    After College, he entered the University of Bristol – faculty of dramatic arts. In order to provide for themselves, he worked as a salesman of men’s Department store. In his student years, Simon Pegg was constantly involved in competitions and pageants. His favorite genre was parody – appearing before the audience in comic characters, he felt more confident.

    In 1991, Simon Pegg received a diploma of the University. Two years he spent in Bristol, and then went to London.


    His television career began in 1995. Simon was invited to participate in the show «Six pairs of pants». Then he often appeared in the programs «faith in the future», «Hippies» and others. On the record one of the programmes Simon met with Edgar Wright and the meeting was for the novice comedian’s life-changing.


    In 1999 Simon Pegg became one of the author of the project «Spaced,» for which he was nominated for the award as the best new comedian. He not only wrote the script for the sitcom, but also starred in it. In the project, the actor came with the support of Edgar Wright. This series and today is popular with the British.

    5 years later, Simon starred in the Comedy «the Zombie by name of Sean». The script for this film he wrote with Edgar Wright. After the shooting, the comedian has admitted that playing Shawn he was nice because his character is just like him.

    In 2006, Simon Pegg was invited to the role of assistant of the main character in the film «Mission impossible 3». The main role was played by Tom cruise. In the same year, Pegg co-wrote with Wright has completed work on the film «hot fuzz». In the next three years, Pegg starred in the 2-3 paintings per year, but the roles he was offered small. The main role he played in the film on his own script, «Paul. The secret materialchik». His character went to America in the company of aliens.

    In the summer of 2013, the screens out the film «the world’s end», which was the last in the trilogy «the Blood and ice cream». Simon played a former drug addict Gary king, who decided to gather all your friends and arrange large-scale alamarat the bars of the city.

    His filmography includes over 40 works, but Simon Pegg is not going to stop.

    Personal life

    Simon Pegg leaves his personal life behind the scenes. He is married to Maureen Maccagno. The wedding took place on 23 July 2005 in Glasgow. Best man at the ceremony was actor Nick frost.

    July 6, 2009, in Pegg, a daughter was born — he officially announced to fans via his personal website. A girl named Matilda.


    • «The world’s end»
    • «Star Trek: Infinity»
    • «Grindhouse»
    • «Mission impossible 3»
    • «Doctor Who»
    • «The League of gentlemen Apocalypse»
    • «The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn»
    • «All I can»
    • «City of gangsters»
    • «My arms and legs for love»


    Simon Pegg and Nick frost

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