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"He bought me a hamper! One Christmas they asked him to present me (with) a comedy award. Of course he wouldn't do it, but he sent me a (top British store) Fortnum & Mason hamper....

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"You do feel a little bit like a schoolboy in front of the headmaster!" British comic actor SIMON PEGG was told off by director STEVEN SPIELBERG for fooling around on the set of upcoming movie...

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"They've never sent me enough considering the huge amount of advertising we gave them in SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ. Perhaps I should have chosen a different product, like a Ferrari." British actor...

Pegg Preparing For Fatherhood

British funnyman SIMON PEGG is eager to get stuck into his next role - as a doting dad.The Shaun of the Dead actor's wife Maureen MCCann, who he married in 2005, is due to give...

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"I could walk down Hollywood Boulevard naked and no-one would notice." British actor SIMON PEGG loves being anonymous in America.

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"It's kind of hypnotic how beautiful she is. I remember when she walked into the room the first time on How To Lose Friends (& Alienate People)... everyone kind of disappeared into a fog. And...

Star Trek Finds Warp Speed To Top UK Box Office Charts

JJ Abrams' Star Trek reboot has topped the UK box office charts with almost 6 million grossed in its first weekend on release.The science-fiction film, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg, repeated its...

By on 12 May 2009

Star Trek Sets Phasers To Stun Us Box Office

Star Trek has claimed the second biggest US box office opening of the year with $76.5 million (50.3 million) earned in its first weekend on release.Though the box office haul for JJ Abrams' new take...

By on 11 May 2009

To Boldly Go: Star Trek Makes $72.5m In First Weekend

Star Trek has warped to the top of the North American box office after making $72.5 million in ticket sales.The JJ Abrams reboot made more in its opening weekend than any of the other previous...

By on 11 May 2009

Pegg: Abrams Has Worked A Miracle With Star Trek

Simon Pegg believes director JJ Abrams has achieved an incredible feat in making the new Star Trek film a universal success.The Hot Fuzz star, a longstanding fan of the show, plays engineer Scotty in the...

By on 07 May 2009

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"I'm a big fan of STEVE COOGAN, SIMON PEGG and SACHA BARON COHEN. I'm friends with some of those people now and when I see them I always think they're all friends with each other....

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"My wife is seven months pregnant and the film was so loud that the baby was kicking and punching. She had to leave. I couldn't help feeling a little bit annoyed that my child walked...

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"Out comes DANIEL CRAIG, who's in the film, and JAMIE BELL (who plays Tintin) - and they both looked really good in their suits. That made me think about my body for a bit. Not...

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"I can't wait to hear what my Glaswegian father-in-law says. I was channelling him for the part. The costume felt sexy. I took a lot of pictures of myself in the mirror." British actor SIMON...

Pegg Labels Star Trek UK Premiere As 'Geek Dream'

British actor Simon Pegg described the experience of premiering the new Star Trek film in London's West End as a "geek dream".The Hot Fuzz actor, who plays Scotty in JJ Abrams' reboot of the beloved...

By on 21 April 2009

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"People are often surprised that Im still in awe of it all. Why? Because ET, JAWS and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS were films that had a marked effect on me as a child. NICK (FROST) and I...

Pegg To Be A Dad

British actor SIMON PEGG is to become a first-time father - his wife is five months pregnant. The Shaun of the Dead star married wife Maureen MCCann in 2005, and now the couple is looking forward...

Comedian Mark Watson To Host Shockwaves Nme Awards

Mock the Week panellist Mark Watson has been announced as the host of this year's Shockwaves NME awards.The comedian, who regularly performs with a Welsh accent despite being from Bristol, is a regular on BBC...

By on 06 February 2009

Spielberg Casts His Tintin

Jamie Bell has been cast as Tintin in Steven Spielberg's big-screen adaptation of the long-running comic book series, with Daniel Craig starring alongside him as the film's principal villain.Craig, best known for his portrayal of...

By on 27 January 2009

British Comedy Duo Land Tintin Roles

SHAUN OF THE DEAD stars SIMON PEGG and NICK FROST have landed starring roles in STEVEN SPIELBERG's big screen adaptation of the classic TINTIN comics. The funnymen, who also appeared together in the 2007 comedy...

Pegg Honoured By Hometown

British comic SIMON PEGG has been awarded an honourary degree from the university in his hometown of Gloucester, England. The Shaun of the Dead star has been granted the fellowship from the University of Gloucestershire...

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"MEGAN's a bit of a geek. She was a fan of (my zombie movie) SHAUN OF THE DEAD." SIMON PEGG exposes his HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS + ALIENATE PEOPLE co-star MEGAN FOX as a movie...

British Actor Simon Pegg Signs Seven-figure Book Deal

Simon Pegg has agreed a three-book deal with Hodder & Stoughton worth more than 1 million.The Hot Fuzz actor, currently seen in box office hit How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, will write three...

By on 11 October 2008

Pegg's Million Dollar Book Deal

British actor SIMON PEGG has signed a reported $1.8 million (GBP1 million) deal to pen his memoirs. The Hot Fuzz star has signed a deal with publishers Hodder + Stoughton to release his autobiography, plus...

Pegg's Film Tops U.k. Box Office Chart

British funnyman SIMON PEGG'S new film HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE has stormed to the top of the U.K. box office in its opening weekend. The movie, which also stars Megan Fox, took...

Simon Pegg Comedy Wins Friends At UK Box Office

New comedy How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, starring Simon Pegg, has topped the UK box office after its first weekend on release.The Robert Weide movie, based on British journalist Toby Young's account of...

By on 07 October 2008

Ay, Chihuahua!

Disney's Beverly Hills Chihuahua took a $29-million bite out of the box office over the weekend, scampering far ahead of a field of six other new films. Last week's No. 1 movie, Paramount/DreamWorks's Eagle Eye...

Pegg: 'I Hate The Red Carpet'

British funnyman SIMON PEGG always feels dizzy on the red carpet at awards shows or premieres because screaming photographers leave him disoriented. The Hot Fuzz star insists the entrance to big Hollywood events isn't as...

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"I think being an actor is the only job where your value as a human being is measured directly against the product. I can't think of another job where that applies, except maybe serial killer...

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"But if it happens 100 times in an evening, by the 78th time you're getting quite p**sed off." British funnyman SIMON PEGG gets sick of being approached by fans....

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