Simon Pegg

CELEB-MONTAGEFunnyman Simon Pegg talks about unexpected fame, blockbuster films and how he loves being a geek.

Here are some fun facts about the self confessed nerd to whet your appetitite for the full feature…

– He was born on Valentine’s Day 1970 and christened Simon John Beckingham
– His first acting role was at school as the Pied Piper of Hamelin
– He met his regular sidekick Nick Frost when an ex-girlfriend, who worked with Nick in a Mexican restaurant, introduced them
– Was in a comedy troupe with David Walliams and Matt Lucas
– He has played drums and harmonica for the group Coldplay and has even appeared in some of their videos
– To perfect Scotty’s accent in Star Trek, Simon practised with his wife Maureen, who is from Glasgow

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