Simon Pegg is a British stand-up comedian, writer and film and television actor.
Pegg was born in Gloucester and studied drama at the University of Bristol. In 1993 he moved to London and gigged on the stand-up comedy circuit before breaking into television comedy in Six Pairs of Pants, Faith in the Future, Big Train and Hippies.
In 1999 he created and co-wrote the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced with Jessica Stevenson. For his performance in this series he was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Male Comedy Newcomer.
Other credits include World War II miniseries Band of Brothers, a guest appearance on Black Books, and the Factory Records story 24 Hour Party People. He also played the mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha, the Strontium Dog, in a series of Big Finish Productions audio plays based on the character from British comic 2000 AD.
Pegg portrayed the character of the Editor in the 2005 Doctor Who episode, The Long Game. He also narrated the first series of Doctor Who Confidential.
Pegg co-wrote (with Spaced director Edgar Wright) and starred in the "romantic zombie comedy" (rom-zom-com) film Shaun of the Dead, released in April 2004.
Pegg and Edgar Wright's second film, Hot Fuzz, was released on February 14th 2007. The film is a police-action movie homage and will also star Nick Frost. Pegg played Nicholas Angel, a London policeman who is transferred to rural Gloucestershire, where grisly events start taking place. The film won the 2007 Best Comedy Award at the National Movie Awards in the UK.
Pegg is working on a new film with Nick Frost, currently entitled Paul which is due to start filming in September 2008.… Expand