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Maureen Pegg and Simon Pegg attend Jonathan Ross' annual Halloween party held at his home - London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016

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Simon Pegg at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Awards in association with Hugo Boss held at the Tate Modern, Bankside, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th September 2016

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Simon Pegg - BAFTAs: BAFTA fundraising gala dinner & auction at BAFTA - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 11th February 2016

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Simon Pegg - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European Premiere at Leicester Square, London - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Simon Pegg - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - UK film premiere - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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'Simon Pegg Totally Trusted Me': Tom Cruise Felt The Pressure In 'Mission: Impossible 5' Car Stunt


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It's been nearly twenty years but it seems people still can't get enough of the 'Mission: Impossible' movies, especially Tom Cruise. Returning as Ethan Hunt in the fifth instalment of the spy franchise 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation', he opens up about stunts - and how they don't seem to be getting any easier.

Tom Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'Tom Cruise felt the stakes were higher doing the stunts for 'Mission: Impossible 5'

You'd think after four mega exhausting 'Mission: Impossible' movies plus a host of other visually explosive flicks, another one would be a piece of cake. Well, not exactly. He might have got the hang of using firearms and staged fighting, but he was still surprised to see how much he was trusted, and how much he was yet to learn about stuntwork.

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Amy Schumer’s ‘Star Wars’ Themed GQ Shoot Was Not Approved By Lucasfilm


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Amy Schumer’s Star Wars themed GQ shoot was not approved by Lucasfilm. Schumer featured on the cover of GQ’s August edition in a shoot she designed herself. She was pictured in suggestive poses with robots C-3PO and R2-D2, can-can dancing with Storm troopers and partying in a bar with some beloved Star Wars characters. Some Star Wars fans took to Twitter to express their distaste and Lucasfilm was forced to reply, confirming they had nothing to do with the shoot.

Amy SchumerAmy Schumer at the 2015 CinemaCin Big Achievements Awards, held in Las Vegas in April.

Read More: Trainwreck Lets Amy Schumer Get Serious About Comedy.

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Daniel Craig Rubbishes 'Star Wars' Cameo Rumours


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Daniel Craig has rubbished the notion of making a cameo appearance in the forthcoming Star Wars movie, after Simon Pegg let slip by accident that the big screen icon will be making a brief turn as a Stormtrooper.

The James Bond actor, busy putting the finishing touches on his fourth movie as the British spy Spectre, gave pretty short shrift to the rumour when it was raised in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig shooting the new James Bond movie Spectre in London in May 2015

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Idris Elba Breakdances And Confirms He Will Appear In 'Star Trek Beyond'


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Idris Elba has confirmed he will be starring in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond after appearing in a behind the scenes video for a new fan competition where he showed off his breakdancing skills. Launched today, the 'Star Trek: To Boldly Go' competition offers fans the opportunity to win a walk-on role in the movie, with all funds raised going towards nine different charities.

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Elba appears alongside returning Star Trek cast members Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban in the video, which was filmed onboard the Starship Enterprise. At the end of the clip Elba shows off his dancing skills as he busts a few moves in front of his new co-stars.

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Trailer


The IMF (Impossible Mission Force) have been active for years, but it's time has run out. The head of the CIA (Alec Baldwin) informs them that they are to be disbanded, but some people can't actually adjust to that sort of thing. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) can't let go, and soon discovers that the IMF is actually needed more than ever. The Syndicate - a Rouge Nation - has been steadily growing over the years, and is seen as an anti-IMF. Now, Hunt and his team must engage in their most impossible mission to date, and fight an enemy which, officially, does not exist.

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Man Up Review


Excellent

Truly enjoyable British romantic-comedies come along so rarely (Four Weddings and a Funeral was more than 20 years ago) that there's cause to celebrate this smart, likeable romp. Director Ben Palmer and writer Tess Morris never try to obscure the predictable plot, but they pack every scene with sharp characters, snappy dialogue and riotous set-pieces. As a result, we're laughing so much that we barely notice that we're also being reeled in emotionally.

The story centres on Nancy (Lake Bell), who is feeling particularly alone while travelling to London and a 40th anniversary party for her parents (Ken Stott and Harriet Walter). Whinging to her sister (Sharon Horgan) on the phone, she is challenged to be more spontaneous. So when she arrives at Waterloo Station and meets Jack (Simon Pegg), who mistakes her for his blind date, she decides to go along with it, assuming the identity of 24-year-old triathlete Jessica (Ophelia Lovibond). As the afternoon and evening roll out, Nancy and Jack get along surprisingly well until they run into both his bitter ex (Olivia Williams) and one of her old school friends (Kinnear), who sees this as his chance to win her over.

While there are plenty of farcical moments on this drunken night out, the filmmakers never play up the slapstick, acknowledging every over-the-top moment with an eye-roll and a pithy comment. Pegg and Bell are simply perfect for these roles: smart, witty, likeable people with questionable social skills. Both characters are a bit beaten down, but they're also open to what life throws at them, so the rather messy journey they take is thoroughly engaging. They also leave much of the crazier comedy to expert supporting players like Williams and especially Kinnear, whose character very nearly steals the movie with his goofy stalker-like antics.

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Simon Pegg: "Me And Edgar Find It Hard To Write For Women"


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Simon Pegg, the British actor and filmmake writing the new Star Trek screenplay, says he and long-time collaborator Edgar Wright find it difficult to write for women. Pegg's latest movie, Man Up, is a romantic comedy about a thirtysomething woman who ends up on an impromptu blind date with after a case of mistaken identity.

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It's written by Tess Morris - screenwriter behind the Emma Thompson comedy The Love Punch and previous to that, soaps like Hollyoaks - though Pegg says he could never have written for the genre.

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Absolutely Anything Trailer


If you could change absolutely anything in the world, what would it be? This is the ultimate question that Neil Clarke finds himself faced with when he wakes up with the ability to become whoever he wants to be, have whatever he wants and make the impossible very easily possible. Little does he know that this is a test set up by some disgruntled extra-terrestrial lifeforms, who have given the following ultimatum: use this ultimate power for good, or watch the Earth burn. Unfortunately, Neil has a lot of things in his own life that he would like to change, let alone important things in the rest of the world. He wishes for an easier life, to be more attractive and to win the heart of his neighbour Catherine. But, as Spider-Man once said, with great power comes great responsibility, so if he is thinking of making some big changes, he ought to make sure he's really thought them through first.

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Simon Pegg Warns Obsession With Sci-Fi Is "Infantilizing" Society


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Simon Pegg, the celebrated British actor and co-writer of the next Star Trek movie, has warned that an "obsession" with sci-fi is leading to society becoming "infantilized". The 45-year-old also spoke of his reservations about becoming the "poster child" for the "geekdom generation."

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"Obviously," he told the Radio Times, "I'm very much a self-confessed fan of science-fiction and genre cinema. But part of me looks at society as it is now and thinks we've been infantilised by our own taste. We're essentially all consuming very childish things - comic books, superheroes. Adults are watching this stuff, and taking it seriously!"

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Simon Pegg Blames Sci-Fi And Superhero Movies For The 'Dumbing Down Of Cinema'


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He may be a self confessed geek and the co-writer of the next Star Trek movie, but Simon Pegg has said he feels cinema is being ‘dumbed down’ by sci-fi and comic book movies. Speaking to the Radio Times, the actor said society had now become “infantilised” and therefore more challenging movies were no longer able to find sucess at the box office.

Simon PeggPegg stars as Scotty in the recent Star Trek films.

“Before Star Wars, the films that were box-office hits were The Godfather, Taxi Driver, Bonnie and Clyde and The French Connection – gritty, amoral art movies,” he told the mag.“Then suddenly the onus switched over to spectacle and everything changed … I don’t know if that is a good thing.”

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Simon Pegg Loved His 'Massive Rifle' In Hitman Comedy 'Kill Me Three Times'


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Set to hit theaters this weekend, 'Kill Me Three Times' sees Simon Pegg in yet another violent parody, this time taking on the classic hitman-action drama. Pegg and director Kriv Stenders reveal the paradigms that make the genre so fun to lampoon.

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Simon Pegg enjoyed carrying his huge gun

He's mocked the zombie horror, the cop thriller, the sci-fi adventure, the romance drama and the period thriller, but now Pegg has taken on what looks to be one of his most fun roles yet, playing experienced assassin Charlie Wolfe in this complicated tale of betrayal, infidelity and revenge. And it seems Pegg and Stenders were on the same wavelength before filming even started. 

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Simon Pegg - A host of stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 which were held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th March 2015

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A Week In Movies: Starry Premieres In Los Angeles And London, Plus A Glamorous Bbc Event And New Trailers For Mission: Impossible 5, Entourage And Maggie.


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Home premieres in L.A. while in London Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh attend both the Cinderella premiere and a BBC anniversary. New trailers appear for films starring Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lake Bell and the Entourage gang... home
The animated adventure Home held its American premiere in Los Angeles this week, with cast members Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez all looking glamorous on the red carpet.

Photos - Film Premiere of 'Home' at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles

Meanwhile in London, the UK premiere of Cinderella brought out cast members Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Sophie McShera, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and director Kenneth Branagh, plus a flurry of other British celebrities

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Simon Pegg Needs To Man Up In His Latest Film


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Man Up is a phrase many of Simon Pegg’s onscreen characters should have probably heard from Tim in Spaced to Nicholas in Hot Fuzz and all those in between and after.

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Simon Pegg and Lake Bell take the lead roles in the romantic comedy, Man Up

But now Pegg has a whole film dedicated to that title, in his latest romantic comedy, Man Up, his character Jack doesn’t seem to need to take the advice quite as much as previous Pegg inhabitations might have done.

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Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Trailer


Despite their countless missions, most of which deemed impossible, the IMF is closing down. Considered an irrelevant and archaic group, the government intends to tie off any loose ends - especially Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise). The problem is, Hunt is a veteran, and a tremendous agent of the IMF, and has uncovered a terrifying secret rouge nation, known as The Syndicate. Hunt plans to track down, expose and destroy The Syndicate through any means necessary. To that end, he recruits his old friends and colleges from the IMF, and plans to take the fight to them. Even if the mission is impossible. 

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Man Up Trailer


A simple train journey can have incredibly far-reaching consequences. When Nancy (Lake Bell) meets Jessica (Ophelia Lovibond) on a train, she notices the book she is reading is designed to help with relationship success. Jessica tells her that the book itself is not to be leant, as she is using it to meet up with her blind date. Nancy steals the book, believing that it will work as a serious self-help guide, however she ends up running into Jack (Simon Pegg), who was Jessica's blind date. When Nancy chooses to pose as Jessica, she has the perfect date - only he doesn't know she's lying.

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Simon Pegg Wants To Kill Me Three Times


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Kill Me Three Times is funnyman Simon Pegg’s latest comedy in which he plays a professional hitman living in Australia. Directed by Kriv Stenders, this black comedy follows the life of Charlie Wolfe as he kills here and kills there for odd bits of money.

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Simon Pegg tries on the guise of a professional hitman

Perfectly content with his life of casually murder, things get suddenly complicated when he realises he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren (Alice Braga) of a sun-drenched surfing town.

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Kill Me Three Times - Red Band Trailer


Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg) is a professional hit man. Living in Australia, he take the odd job here and there, killing people for money. One day, he is asked to find proof that a man's wife is cheating on him and, not knowing that it will change his life forever, he accepts. Wolfe finds the evidence he needs and receives his payment, but then accepts a job from the same client, who now wants him to kill the wife. The catch? She's just run away with the money that the client intends to pay him with. When Wolfe discovers that he's not the only person hunting for the money, things start to get weird, and Wolfe discovers that his job may not be as simple as he first thought.

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A Week In Movies: Selma Premieres In London, Mission: Impossible 5 Shifts Its Release, New Trailers Drop For True Story, Child 44, Fantastic Four And Ted 2


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Selma Premiere

David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay were on hand in London for the European premiere of Selma this week. They were joined on the red carpet by costar Colman Domingo and singer Nicole Scherzinger. Up for two Oscars but snubbed by Bafta, the critically acclaimed film opens in the UK next week. 

Photos - Selma European Premiere at Curzon Mayfair, London

Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Selma Premieres In London, Mission: Impossible 5 Shifts Its Release, New Trailers Drop For True Story, Child 44, Fantastic Four And Ted 2

Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg - Shots of American Hollywood star Tom Cruise along with British film actor Simon Pegg as they film a scene for the new film 'Mission Impossible 5' in East London, United Kingdom - Monday 26th January 2015

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'Star Trek 3' Shapes Up - Simon Pegg Writing Script


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We already knew that Fast and the Furious director Justin Lin had replaced Roberto Orci as the director of Star Trek 3, but now, Paramount have made another major addition to the backroom team in the form of Simon Pegg - Scotty himself - as co-writer.

Simon PeggSimon Pegg will script Star Trek 3, as well as playing Scotty

It's a bold and confident move from the studio, who have matched the British star up with Doug Jung - creator of the TNT series Dark Blue. He's already written for J.J Abrams and Paramount on a movie called Diamond.

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Contactmusic.com's 10 Worst Films Of 2014


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Most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers who really should know better...Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber To

10) Dumb And Dumber To - After 20 years we had finally forgotten the resolutely unfunny first movie. And now they're back. Sadly, they haven't learned anything about comedy in the interim. Watch the trailer for Dumb and Dumber To here.

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Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike - World premiere of The World's End held at the Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th July 2013

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Simon Pegg - U.K. premiere of 'Star Trek Into Darkness 3D' held at the Empire Cinemas - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 2nd May 2013

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Simon Pegg - Simon Pegg, Sunday 20th April 2008 at British Academy Television Awards London, England

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Simon Pegg

Date of birth

14th February, 1970

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.78




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Simon Pegg Movies

Ready Player One Trailer

Ready Player One Trailer

It’s the year 2045 and the only way to survive on Earth is to escape...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

After the release of The Force Awakens at the end of 2015, Disney and Lucas...

Star Trek Beyond Movie Review

Star Trek Beyond Movie Review

This is where the Star Trek franchise officially shifts from thoughtful drama into thunderous action....

Star Trek Beyond Trailer

Star Trek Beyond Trailer

When the Starship Enterprise finds itself under forceful attack, the crew on board fight to...

Ice Age: Collision Course Movie Review

Ice Age: Collision Course Movie Review

With its fifth feature-length adventure, this franchise continues its preposterous journey at full tilt. As...

Star Trek Beyond Trailer

Star Trek Beyond Trailer

Star Trek Beyond is the thirteenth film to be released from the Star Trek franchise...

Star Trek Beyond - Teaser Trailer

Star Trek Beyond - Teaser Trailer

Trekkies around the world rejoice! Star Trek Beyond will be upon us next year. The...

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Ice Age Collision Course - Teaser Trailer

Ice Age Collision Course - Teaser Trailer

Most people are familiar with the big bang theory but not many people know just...

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie Review

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie Review

Appealing both to a new generation of viewers and fans of the series since the...

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens TV Spot Trailer

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens TV Spot Trailer

After the victory of the Rebel Alliance over the Galactic Empire and subsequent demolition of...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

It's been thirty years since the Rebel Alliance; led by the noble Luke Skywalker, the...

Absolutely Anything Movie Review

Absolutely Anything Movie Review

Simon Pegg continues his rollercoaster career, alternating between superior blockbuster franchises (Mission: Impossible and Star...

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - Spin Cycle Featurette Trailer

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - Spin Cycle Featurette Trailer

If you read our story on Tom Cruise working with Simon Pegg on 'Mission: Impossible...

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Movie Review

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Movie Review

Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie brings a dark and gritty tone to this larger-than-life franchise. Along with...

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