Simon John Pegg (born 14 February 1970) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer.
He is best known for having co-written and starred in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy of films, consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013), and the comedy series Spaced (1999–2001), all of them directed by his friend Edgar Wright.
He portrayed Montgomery Scott in the 2009 film Star Trek and its sequel Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). He played Benji Dunn in the Mission: Impossible film series, and Thompson in The Adventures of Tintin (2011). Much of his major work has been in collaboration with some combination of Wright, Nick Frost, Jessica Hynes, and Dylan Moran.
1. I USED TO LIE IN BED IN MY FLAT AND IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THERE WAS A ZOMBIE ATTACK.
2. THERE’S THIS THING OF YOU CAN LIVE IN A CITY AND BE COMPLETELY ALONE, NOT NOTICE ANYTHING GOING ON AROUND YOU.
3. THE SIMPLE FACT IS THAT WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN IS PRETTY MUCH REAL.
4. THERE ARE ACTUALLY QUITE HIGH PROFILE BRITISH TV STAR CAMEOS IN IT THAT YOU PROBABLY WOULDN’T EVEN NOTICE, THAT THE BRITISH WOULDN’T EVEN NOTICE, LET ALONE THE AMERICAN AUDIENCE.
5. THERE ARE A LOT OF VISUAL MARKS THAT HAVE TO BE HIT, AND LINES THAT NEED TO BE SAID IN A RIGHT WAY – SO THERE WASN’T REALLY ANY IMPROVISATION ON THE SET WHEN IT CAME TO THE BULK OF THE SCRIPT.
6. YOU ALWAYS WORRY ABOUT FILMS WHEN YOU HEAR ABOUT THEM MAKING DECISIONS AFTER ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE MADE.
7. THE ONLY SPOOF I THINK IS THE TITLE, WHICH WAS JUST WE THOUGHT OF VERY EARLY ON AND IT KIND OF STUCK.
8. DOCTOR WHO WAS A BIG PART OF MY CHILDHOOD SO IT WAS A GREAT HONOUR TO BE IN IT.
9. I LOVED PLAYING SHAUN, HE’S NOT THAT DIFFERENT FROM ME.