Simon Pegg Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

22nd July 2015

Quote: "I've got to say the Star Trek Wikipedia, Memory Alpha, which is online, has been so helpful. If you need to know what's inside of a photon torpedo, there it is online, because there are so many dedicated fans out there who have such a vast knowledge of the universe and the minutia of it." STAR TREK star Simon Pegg admits he relies on die-hard fans' knowledge of the franchise in order to help him write the script for the upcoming installment, Star Trek Beyond.

23rd April 2015

Quote: "I'm really excited, Idris is an extraordinary actor and we're trying to write him a kick-a** role... This is the five-year mission, we're out there. We don't need to keep bumping into the same five people. It's a massive universe!" British actor/screenwriter Simon Pegg confirms reports suggesting Idris Elba is set to join the STAR TREK film franchise as a whole new character, although he stops short of discussing whether the Thor star will play the villain in Star Trek 3, as has previously been rumoured.

22nd January 2015

Fact: British actor Simon Pegg will co-write the screenplay for the third installment of the rebooted Star Trek franchise. Pegg, who also stars in the movies, will work with Tv writer Doug Jung. Pegg has previously co-written screenplays for his films including Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.

6th November 2014

Fact: Oxfam released a special music video on Wednesday (05Nov14) featuring 18,000 concert goers from seven U.K. festivals this summer (14), including stars such as Simon Pegg, Eliza Doolittle and Foals. The track, Make a Song and Dance About Poverty, is aimed a raising awareness of global issues.

22nd September 2014

Quote: "Tom is a great person to work with because he works so hard, and he just sort of inspires you to give as good as you possibly can get. He's also a lot more normal than I think everybody realises, and the closer you get to him, the more normal you realise he is." Simon Pegg on befriending the real Tom Cruise.

9th September 2014

Quote: "I'm working out with Cruise at the moment! We're doing Mission: Impossible 5 in Marrakech and myself and Tom and Rebecca Ferguson, who is our leading lady, are working out every day. We're doing these challenges, it's a lot of fun, a little competitive, gotta say. He's 52... always got his shirt off, it's very annoying!" British actor Simon Pegg is in tip top shape thanks to his regular training sessions with Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise.

8th September 2014

Quote: "She tastes like strawberries." Funnyman Simon Pegg on kissing his The World's End co-star Rosamund Pike.

19th August 2014

Fact: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will reprise their Shaun Of The Dead characters for a Halloween episode of Disney series Phineas And Ferb. The actors' characters from the 2003 zombie invasion film will be animated for the show, which is slated to air in the U.S. in October (14).

18th July 2014

Fact: Stars including Simon Pegg, Warwick Davis, Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding have made guest appearances during the Monty Python reunion shows at London's O2 Arena.

10th June 2014

Tweet: "The Young Ones was to comedy as punk was to music and we have lost a true pioneer. Waking up to a world without Rik. Farewell People's Poet." Simon Pegg pays tribute to late British comic Rik Mayall.

28th March 2014

Quote: "I'm so going to get gay married tonight at midnight! Well done Uk. Will be marrying (Nick Frost) obvs (obviously). Gay marriage Uk who will you gay marry." British actor Simon Pegg jokes about exchanging vows with his longtime collaborator Nick Frost when same-sex marriage becomes legal in the U.K. on Saturday (29Mar14).

20th November 2013

Fact: British actor Simon Pegg has confirmed he will reprise his role as technology specialist Benji Dunn in the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Pegg first joined the TOM CRUISE-led cast in 2006's Mission: Impossible 3 and returned for 2011's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Mission: Impossible 5 is due to open in the U.S. on 25 December, 2015.

28th October 2013

Tweet: "Woken up to the sight on (of) an ancient, beloved willow tree sprawled across our garden, torn up at the roots. Feel like we lost an old pal." Simon Pegg has a garden casualty on his hands as the U.K. is battered by gale-force wind and rain.

26th August 2013

Quote: "I haven't had a drink in three years... People often ask us, 'Was it real beer?' Of course it wasn't." Funnyman Simon Pegg assures fans he wasn't really getting drunk in boozy comedy The World's End.

10th June 2013

Tweet: "Happy 85th birthday Maurice Sendak Make mischief of one kind or another... I know Maurice died last year but people who leave that kind of legacy, including the tattoo on my back, never die. So Happy B'day Maurice." British actor Simon Pegg remembers legendary author Maurice Sendak on Monday (10Jun13) on what would have been his 85th birthday.

3rd June 2013

Tweet: "After a barrage of tweets on the matter, allow me to clarify, I am not in the running for, nor do I have any desire to be the next Doctor." Simon Pegg shoots down online speculation suggesting he is set to take over from Matt Smith in Doctor Who. Smith announced he will be stepping down from the iconic Time Lord role over the weekend (01-02Jun13). He will make his last appearance in December (13).

28th May 2013

Tweet: "There will never, ever, Ever be another series of Spaced, unless it is written and produced by (someone else)... Sitcom movies are generally just extended episodes, the purpose if which is to exploit the popularity of the show. Not always but mostly. Anyway, what I'm saying is, there will never be a Spaced movie either." British actor Simon Pegg is adamant he will never revive his cult U.K. Tv show Spaced.

4th April 2013

Tweet: "Just bumped into Josh Holloway in Vancouver. If you're that good looking, you shouldn't be allowed to be that lovely. swoon". British actor Simon Pegg is taken with the Lost star while on location in Canada.

1st April 2013

Tweet: "Who would like Toni Colette (sic) to get onto Twitter? She's toying with the idea but isn't entirely convinced." British comedian Simon Pegg rallies support from fans to get his Australian co-star Toni Collette to sign up to the micro-blogging website. The pair is currently filming forthcoming movie The Boxtrolls together in Canada.

10th February 2013

Tweet: "Hitting the Baftas like a mother tonight. No wait, I'm taking my mother to the Baftas tonight. That's it, I'm going to a do, with my mum." Simon Pegg is taking his mother as his date to the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts awards in London on Sunday night (10Feb13).

11th June 2012

Quote: "It was like being in a waxworks museum that had come to life. I sat with them having my picture taken thinking 'I'm from Gloucester! What the hell is this all about?'" British actor Simon Pegg was starstruck as he sat alongside famous faces including Mickey Rooney, Kirk Douglas and Martin Scorsese for Paramount Studios' 'class' photo to celebrate the company's 100th birthday.

30th May 2012

Quote: "Being in some things can almost spoil it. I remember when I watched the first Star Trek, because I don't come into it for a little while, I was really enjoying it and getting into it and suddenly I popped up and it was like, 'S**t'." Actor Simon Pegg hates seeing himself on screen.

1st May 2012

Quote: "I could retire now. I'm one of the few people that's been in Star Trek, Doctor Who and Star Wars. I did a voice for Clone Wars so I'm in this sort of strange sci-fi trifecta thing, where I've inhabited all three of those universes. So in nerd terms I'm like Tom Cruise. I'm the Tom Cruise of nerds." Self-confessed sci-fi geek Simon Pegg is happy with his career.

28th March 2012

Quote: "He's sickeningly good looking, but you've gotta love him." Simon Pegg is a big fan of his Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol co-star Tom Cruise.

4th March 2012

Tweet: "Rip Ralph MCQuarrie, an extraordinary artist whose work fueled my dreams, fantasies and imagination. His paintings will live forever." Star Trek actor Simon Pegg pays tribute to the late illustrator who helped George Lucas bring his Star Wars vision to the big screen. MCQuarrie died on Saturday (03Mar12).

29th September 2011

Quote: "I don't know why exactly but I've snogged quite a few blokes over the years. When Nick Frost and I were hanging out in London, if we met any male friends during a night out we'd greet them with a full-on snog. The only excuse I can offer is that I've read somewhere that the Hell's Angels like to do the same thing in order to freak people out." British actor Simon Pegg reveals his friendly bonding routine.

17th June 2011

Quote: "I hope that one day we’ll meet and I’ll be able to relate to her on a sort of even footing as a fellow artist and writer. I’m sure she has absolutely no idea who I am and doesn’t even care - but, for me, she’ll always be my first love." British funnyman Simon Pegg on his dream of spending time with Carrie Fisher.

16th June 2011

Quote: "I'd love to get the book to Carrie Fisher out of my pathetic love for her. Though I don't know what I'd get out of that." British actor Simon Pegg wants to send a copy of his autobiography, Nerd Do Well, to his idol, Carrie Fisher.

17th March 2011

Quote: "We slept together the night before he got married. I was his best man and he was nervous, so we had a few drinks and we got into bed and watched a movie." Funnyman Nick Frost on sharing a bed with pal Simon Pegg.

25th February 2011

Tweet: "Word on the bridge is the new script is AMAZEBALLS and I cannot wait!!!!!" Simon Pegg on the Star Trek sequel.

9th February 2011

Quote: "We shared a single bed. I was staying at his place on the floor and that was too uncomfortable, so we slept top-to-tail. That was also uncomfortable, so we ended up sleeping the same way." Actor Simon Pegg recalls how close his friendship with Nick Frost became when he moved in with the star to save money.

9th February 2011

Quote: "She got cut out of PAUL because we didn't need her scene in the edit. She was sacked from HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE too, because she was too boisterous. But I'm determined to make her famous." Simon Pegg reveals his dog MINNIE missed out on a role in his new alien movie, despite previously appearing in BURKE AND HARE.

9th February 2011

Quote: "It was his idea that he did a cameo. And I don't see how he is not going to like it because the film is basically (saying), 'Dear Steven, we love you.'" Simon Pegg was happy to allow Steven Spielberg voice a cameo in PAUL - since the new movie pays homage to the director's classics ET and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

8th February 2011

Quote: "I want to play tiny gigs in a folk band with Chris. That would be delightful. We'd have to go to really small pubs and bars in the country and probably have a secret name so no one would find out. Gwyneth has a great little voice, so she could join too." Actor Simon Pegg jokes about setting up a group with his rocker pal Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow.

3rd February 2011

Quote: "I like flirting with gay guys; they're easier to flirt with than women. I flirt with my gay friends quite happily, even in front of my wife. I think every man should snog (kiss) another man." Star Trek actor Simon Pegg wants to put an end to homophobia.

12th October 2010

Quote: "I remember the night I came back from seeing Raiders for the first time. And then, 30 years later, him calling the house... and me thinking, 'Wow, do you remember that night when I said how amazing Raiders was? Here he is! We can hear him in our house!'" Simon Pegg was starstruck the first time his TINTIN director Steven Spielberg called him.

12th October 2010

Quote: "We were at Comic-Con recently and we saw Daniel Craig and he is a leading man. He's got the look, he's built, he's got the requisite. I don't, I'm just a regular guy. I could only ever pay the villain." British funnyman Simon Pegg rules himself out of playing James Bond.

29th March 2010

Quote: "I bug (producer) J.J. (Abrams) on a regular basis and he just fobs me off. But I saw Zoe Saldana recently and she reckons that it's going to be soon. I would imagine it'll be toward the end of the year, but I can't guarantee it." British actor Simon Pegg on plans for a Star Trek sequel.

3rd July 2009

Quote: "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. So, all through Christmas, we kept referring to the Tom Cruise marmalade, the Tom Cruise tea, and the Tom Cruise coffee. He is lovely - a great guy." Simon Pegg was thrilled with TOM CRUISE's Christmas gift.

1st July 2009

Quote: "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 THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN.

1st July 2009

Quote: "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 Simon Pegg wishes Cornetto manufacturers would give him more ice cream to thank him for promoting their product in his hit movies.

16th June 2009

Quote: "I could walk down Hollywood Boulevard naked and no-one would notice." British actor Simon Pegg loves being anonymous in America.

4th June 2009

Quote: "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 I couldn't always keep eye contact with her when we talked. It was like looking into a really bright light." Simon Pegg is blown away by Megan Fox's beauty.

6th May 2009

Quote: "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. I'm like, 'Hey you guys all hang out in this one cafe in London, right?' They're like, 'No, dude. I don't even like that guy.'" South Park creator Matt Stone thinks British comedians are all pals.

29th April 2009

Quote: "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 out of a film of mine and it's not even born yet." Simon Pegg's unborn baby reacts violently to his dad's new film Star Trek.

28th April 2009

Quote: "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 for long obviously." Simon Pegg's TINTIN co-stars' trim physiques made him momentarily consider shaping up.

22nd April 2009

Quote: "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 had to work hard on his Scottish accent for his role as Scotty in the new Star Trek movie.

20th April 2009

Quote: "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 had a conversation with him about Close Encounters and we left and just jumped around in the corridor for two minutes because wed just spoken to a hero of ours. British actor Simon Pegg was in awe when he met his idol Steven Spielberg.

11th October 2008

Quote: "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 nerd.

2nd October 2008

Quote: "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 - and that's more of a hobby." British comedian Simon Pegg muses over his chosen profession.

2nd October 2008

Quote: "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.

25th September 2008

Quote: "In the film, whenever I interview someone I have to say that I really like their film, so whenever a journalist now says to me that they really liked the film I just say, 'Do you? Do you really?'" British comedian Simon Pegg has become a sceptic after playing a journalist in new movie HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE.

23rd September 2008

Quote: "I hope to give hope to pudgy little ordinary men everywhere." British actor Simon Pegg admits he is an unlikely movie star.

1st September 2008

Quote: "He is an absolute master at playing buffoons. He's even better than Ricky Gervais at being a slightly objectionable character. There's something of the a** in him, and he freely admits that." Actor Simon Pegg praises the comedic talents of fellow Brit Steve Coogan.

19th July 2008

Quote: "We joked that you could probably buy action figures of all of us." British comedian/actor Simon Pegg, the star of the upcoming Star Trek film, jokes about starring alongside IRON MAN's Jeff Bridges, Spider-Man's Kirsten Dunst and Megan Fox from the Transformers franchise in HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS + ALIENATE PEOPLE.

27th March 2008

Quote: "Hank is amazingly well built. He's got an incredible physique. He runs 10 miles a day and he's really buff, so it was quite sickening to stand there and look at his Adonis-type figure." Simon Pegg didn't enjoy naked locker room scenes with co-star Hank Azaria in hit comedy RUN, FATBOY, RUN.

28th September 2007

Fact: Shaun Of The Dead star Simon Pegg is set to shoot a roadtrip movie about Brits in America. The actor will be joined by longterm collaborator Nick Frost for the quirky comedy, Paul.

7th September 2007

Quote: "In my last two films I've had Kirsten Dunst (HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE) and Thandie Newton (RUN, FAT BOY, RUN) as my love interest. It really gives hope to pudgy (fat) little ordinary guys everywhere." British comedian Simon Pegg hopes others will have the same luck in finding their leading ladies.

6th September 2007

Quote: "Everyone thinks I wrote it. It was already written - I just made it a hell of a lot better." Comedian Simon Pegg on the script for new film RUN, FAT BOY RUN.

5th September 2007

Quote: "She didn't do anything to me. She knew who was in charge of her close-ups!" RUN, FAT BOY, RUN director David Schwimmer is thankful the film's star, actress Thandie Newton only played pranks on her co-star Simon Pegg.

4th September 2007

Quote: "The least convincing part of the movie is that I would jilt (Thandie Newton) at the altar. Lord Of The Rings is more believable." Simon Pegg picks a hole in his new move RUN, FATBOY, RUN.

4th September 2007

Quote: "He's the closest human being to a perfect circle. He's a walking orange." Simon Pegg on his RUN, FATBOY, RUN co-star HARESH PATEL.

19th March 2007

Quote: "I wasn't allowed to go to the pub at all. I didn't drink beer for a long, long time." British funnyman Simon Pegg on how he prepared for his all-action role in cop comedy HOT FUZZ.

15th February 2007

Quote: "I'd better say my wife, or she'll kill me. But Cameron Diaz would be great. I met KYLIE the other night and she was absolutely delightful." HOT FUZZ star Simon Pegg risks his wife's wrath and dreams of the perfect leading lady for a project in erotica.

13th February 2007

Fact: Hank Azaria and SHAWN OF THE DEAD star Simon Pegg are in training to compete for the affection of Thandie Newton in new David Schwimmer-directed comedy, RUN, FAT BOY, RUN. In the film, Pegg will fight to win back the bride he jilted at the altar (Newton) from her new boyfriend, a marathon runner (Azaria).

1st February 2007

Quote: "I cry at weird things. I cried at the new Spider-Man 3 trailer, because I got so excited." Shaun Of The Dead star Simon Pegg isn't afraid to show his true emotions.

1st February 2007

Quote: "For months afterwards, I'd kiss a picture of PRINCESS LEIA before going to bed every night." Shaun Of The Dead star Simon Pegg on seeing George Lucas' Star Wars for the first time.

2nd May 2006

Quote: "I was only out in LA for a few weeks but it was great. It's like a safari park with movie stars. You're driving down the street and suddenly, there's a famous person in their natural habitat. Sometimes they even climb on the car and pull off your wipers." British SHAUN OF THE DEAD star Simon Pegg jokes about a recent visit to Hollywood.

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