Birthday Boy: Simon Pegg

On the 14th of February, Simon Pegg celebrates his birthday.


Simon Pegg was born in Brockworth, England on February 14th, 1970.

As a child of a jazz musician, Pegg was involved in music for some time, playing drums and harmonica, becoming friends with Coldplay's singer Chris Martin. He is even a godfather to Martin's child!

Pegg debuted as an actor on small screen, in 1995's British series Six Pairs of Pants. After that, Pegg had more jobs in TV series and TV movies, before landing a role that would make him cult classic actor in TV series Spaced (1999-2001).

Pegg appeared in many movies such as The Parole Officer (2001), 24 Hour Party People (2002) and The Reckoning (2002).

In 2004 came his big silver screen breakthrough with Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead, a horror comedy about zombie apocalypse in London.

Wright worked on Spaced with Pegg, and their collaboration continued with couple of more movies from the so called Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy - Hot Fuzz (2007) and The World's End (2013).

Simon Pegg managed to be in other successful movie franchises as well - new Star Trek movies and Mission Impossible installments.

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