Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg (born Simon John Beckingham) is an English comedic actor, writer, producer and director. He is best known for his TV show Spaced, about two roommates, as well as his film Shaun of the Dead, which he described as a 'Romantic Zombie Comedy'.  In 2009 he played Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the Star Trek Reboot, taking over the iconic role previously played by James Doohan, In 2005 he married Maureen McCann in Glasgow, Scotland.  In 2009 the pair had their first child.  He has stated that his favorite film is Raising Arizona and his favorite TV shows The X-FIles and Arrested Development.  

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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Martino  •  Mike Thurmeier
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Ray Romano  •  Chris Wedge  •  Denis Leary

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Martino  •  Mike Thurmeier
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Ray Romano  •  Chris Wedge  •  Denis Leary

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

Times are changing for Manny the moody mammoth, Sid the motor mouthed sloth and Diego the crafty saber-toothed tiger. Life heats up for our heroes when they meet some new and none-too-friendly neighbors – the mighty dinosaurs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Saldanha
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  John Leguizamo  •  Denis Leary  •  Queen Latifah

Times are changing for Manny the moody mammoth, Sid the motor mouthed sloth and Diego the crafty saber-toothed tiger. Life heats up for our heroes when they meet some new and none-too-friendly neighbors – the mighty dinosaurs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Saldanha
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  John Leguizamo  •  Denis Leary  •  Queen Latifah

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

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When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Karl Urban

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Zoe Saldana  •  Karl Urban

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

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Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Ving Rhames  •  Billy Crudup

Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Ving Rhames  •  Billy Crudup

Star Trek (2009)

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The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Eric Bana

The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.J. Abrams
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Zachary Quinto  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Eric Bana

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Lucy Davis

Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Lucy Davis

24 Hour Party People (2002)

Manchester, 1976. Tony Wilson is an ambitious but frustrated local TV news reporter looking for a way to make his mark. After witnessing a life-changing concert by a band known as the Sex Pistols, he persuades his station to televise one of their performances, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  John Thomson  •  Lennie James  •  Shirley Henderson

Manchester, 1976. Tony Wilson is an ambitious but frustrated local TV news reporter looking for a way to make his mark. After witnessing a life-changing concert by a band known as the Sex Pistols, he persuades his station to televise one of their performances, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  John Thomson  •  Lennie James  •  Shirley Henderson

Free Jimmy (2006)

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nielsen
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Simon Pegg  •  Phil Daniels  •  David Tennant

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nielsen
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Simon Pegg  •  Phil Daniels  •  David Tennant

Grindhouse (2007)

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Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Edgar Wright  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Eli Roth  •  Rob Zombie
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Zoë Bell  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Vanessa Ferlito

Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Edgar Wright  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Eli Roth  •  Rob Zombie
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Zoë Bell  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Vanessa Ferlito

Hot Fuzz (2007)

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As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

As a former London constable, Nicholas Angel finds it difficult to adapt to his new assignment in the sleepy British village of Sandford. Not only does he miss the excitement of the big city, but he also has a well-meaning oaf for a partner. However, when a series ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edgar Wright
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Nick Frost  •  Timothy Dalton  •  Jim Broadbent

Land of the Dead (2005)

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The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the evolving zombies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Simon Baker  •  John Leguizamo  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Robert Joy

The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the evolving zombies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Simon Baker  •  John Leguizamo  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Robert Joy

The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)

The fictional world of Royston Vasey is facing apocalypse and the only way to avert disaster is for our nightmarish cast of characters to find a way into the real world and confront their creators. From present day Soho to the fictional film world of 17th Century ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Bendelack
CAST:  Mark Gatiss  •  Steve Pemberton  •  Reece Shearsmith  •  Bruno Langley

The fictional world of Royston Vasey is facing apocalypse and the only way to avert disaster is for our nightmarish cast of characters to find a way into the real world and confront their creators. From present day Soho to the fictional film world of 17th Century ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Bendelack
CAST:  Mark Gatiss  •  Steve Pemberton  •  Reece Shearsmith  •  Bruno Langley

Tube Tales (1999)

Nine short stories based on the true experiences of London Underground passengers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jude Law  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Stephen Hopkins  •  Menhaj Huda  •  Gaby Dellal  •  Armando Iannucci  •  Charles McDougall  •  Amy Jenkins
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Denise Van Outen

Nine short stories based on the true experiences of London Underground passengers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jude Law  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Stephen Hopkins  •  Menhaj Huda  •  Gaby Dellal  •  Armando Iannucci  •  Charles McDougall  •  Amy Jenkins
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Dexter Fletcher  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Denise Van Outen

Guest House Paradiso (1999)

Richie and Eddie are in charge of the worst hotel in the UK, Guest House Paradiso, neighbouring a nuclear power plant. The illegal immigrant chef has fled and all the guests have gone. But when a famous Italian filmstar, Gina Carbonara, who is in hiding from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Edmondson
CAST:  Rik Mayall  •  Adrian Edmondson  •  Bill Nighy  •  Kate Ashfield

Richie and Eddie are in charge of the worst hotel in the UK, Guest House Paradiso, neighbouring a nuclear power plant. The illegal immigrant chef has fled and all the guests have gone. But when a famous Italian filmstar, Gina Carbonara, who is in hiding from a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Edmondson
CAST:  Rik Mayall  •  Adrian Edmondson  •  Bill Nighy  •  Kate Ashfield

The Parole Officer (2001)

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A hapless parole officer is framed for murder by a crooked police chief. To prove his innocence he must entice his former clients away from the law abiding lives they are now living to recover the evidence that will save him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Lena Headey  •  Ben Miller  •  Om Puri

A hapless parole officer is framed for murder by a crooked police chief. To prove his innocence he must entice his former clients away from the law abiding lives they are now living to recover the evidence that will save him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Duigan
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Lena Headey  •  Ben Miller  •  Om Puri

Burke & Hare (2010)

Two 19th-century opportunists become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Andy Serkis  •  Isla Fisher  •  Tom Wilkinson

Two 19th-century opportunists become serial killers so that they can maintain their profitable business supplying cadavers to an anatomist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Simon Pegg  •  Andy Serkis  •  Isla Fisher  •  Tom Wilkinson

Scrat's Continental Crack-Up (2010)

You may think you know the history of continental drift, but forget all that. In pursuit of his most sought after possession, Scrat manges to singled-handedly alter the course of Earth’s history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Martino  •  Mike Thurmeier
CAST:  Chris Wedge  •  Simon Pegg

You may think you know the history of continental drift, but forget all that. In pursuit of his most sought after possession, Scrat manges to singled-handedly alter the course of Earth’s history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Martino  •  Mike Thurmeier
CAST:  Chris Wedge  •  Simon Pegg

Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule (2014)

Comedian Rik Mayall died suddenly on 9 June 2014. Mayall's blend of rocket-fuelled physical comedy, surrealism, subversive satire and pompous punk wit left a body of work that spanned four decades. Mayall's characters include the Black Country's investigative nerd ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Humphries
CAST:  Rik Mayall  •  Simon Pegg  •  Ben Elton

Comedian Rik Mayall died suddenly on 9 June 2014. Mayall's blend of rocket-fuelled physical comedy, surrealism, subversive satire and pompous punk wit left a body of work that spanned four decades. Mayall's characters include the Black Country's investigative nerd ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Humphries
CAST:  Rik Mayall  •  Simon Pegg  •  Ben Elton

The Boxtrolls (2014)

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An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graham Annable  •  Anthony Stacchi
CAST:  Isaac Hempstead-Wright  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Elle Fanning  •  Simon Pegg

An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graham Annable  •  Anthony Stacchi
CAST:  Isaac Hempstead-Wright  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Elle Fanning  •  Simon Pegg

Room on the Broom (2012)

Animated film based on the wonderful children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The story of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Lang  •  Jan Lachauer
CAST:  Gillian Anderson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Rob Brydon

Animated film based on the wonderful children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The story of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Lang  •  Jan Lachauer
CAST:  Gillian Anderson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Rob Brydon
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