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The Buzz about Hot Fuzz
 
 
Sanford will never be the same when overachieving police man...errr sorry officer Nicholas Angel is sent in to join their small town force...sorry official guidelines state that we must now call it police service. This movie is non stop action, taking us back in our minds to such movies as Bad Boys and Point Break which are refered to time and again. Simon is wonderfully on target with his usual style, and Nick Frost is lovable and endearing as Danny. Think you can figure out the plot twists before the end....??? Well watch it and see.

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost,Kate Ashfield
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Shaun of the Dead released April 2004

Shaun of the Dead 2004
 
Simon plays the character of Shaun a saleman in an electronics store. Not only does he have to deal with a breakup with his girlfriend Liz, and problems with his mum..or rather is stepfather, now he and his best mate Ed have to deal with zombies as well...what's a guy to do, but choke up on his cricket bat and save the world, or atleast himself, from being eaten alive. Dubbed a rom-zom this movie is definitive Simon Pegg with running jokes and truly hilarious moments...A definite must see.

The Big Nothing
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2006

The Big Nothing
 
The Big Nothing starring Simon Pegg and David Schwimmer was released in December 2006 and was considered a black comedy. Basically what it is is two hapless guys and one seemingly innocent girl (Alice Eve) looking to make some fast cash...and willing to do whatever it takes to do so. Now not a lot of people cared for this movie and I have to tell you hearing Simon without his accent threw me a little, but I found it funny, charming, and Simon's death scene....oooops....spoiler there. Anyway give it a look and I promise you won't be dissappointed.

In 1993 he moved to London and gigged on the stand-up comedy circuit before breaking into television comedy in Asylum, Six Pairs of Pants, Faith in the Future, Big Train and Hippies. From 1998 to 2004, Pegg regularly featured on BBC Radio 4's The 99p Challenge. In 1999, he created and co-wrote the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced with Jessica Hynes. For this project Pegg brought in Frost, his best friend. For his performance in this series, Pegg was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Male Comedy Newcomer. Pegg co-wrote (with Spaced director Edgar Wright) and starred in the "romantic zombie comedy" film Shaun of the Dead, released in April 2004. At George A. Romero's invitation, Pegg and Wright made cameo appearances in Romero's latest zombie film, Land of the Dead. In 2004 Pegg also starred in a spin-off of the television show Danger! 50,000 Volts! called Danger! 50,000 Zombies!, in which he played a Zombie Hunter named Dr Russel Fell.

 

Pegg's other credits include the World War II miniseries Band of Brothers, guest appearances on Black Books, Brass Eye Special, I'm Alan Partridge , The Parole Officer and in the Factory Records story 24 Hour Party People. He also played the mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha, the Strontium Dog, in a series of Big Finish Productions audio plays based on the character from British comic 2000 AD.

Pegg appeared in the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio story Invaders From Mars as Don Chaney, and portrayed the Editor in the 2005 Doctor Who episode "The Long Game". He also narrated the first series of the documentary series Doctor Who Confidential.

Pegg auditioned for a part in the romantic comedy Love Actually, but the role eventually went to Rowan Atkinson. Upon completion of Shaun of the Dead, Pegg was questioned on whether he would be abandoning the British film industry for bigger and better things, to which he replied "It's not like I'm going to run off and do Mission: Impossible III!" which he then promptly went on to do, playing Benji Dunn, an I.M.F. technician who assists Tom Cruise's character, Ethan Hunt. In 2006 he played an American character, Gus, in Big Nothing alongside David Schwimmer.

In 2006, Pegg and Wright completed their second film, Hot Fuzz, released in February 2007. The film is a police-action movie homage and also stars Nick Frost. Pegg plays Nicholas Angel, a London policeman who is transferred to rural Sandford, where grisly events take place.

Pegg is to appear in The Good Night and has finished filming Run, Fat Boy, Run directed by David Schwimmer and co-starring Thandie Newton and Hank Azaria.

Television credits
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Six Pairs of Pants Various Characters TV Series
1996 Asylum Simon TV Series
Faith in the Future Jools TV Series
1997 I'm Alan Partridge Steve Bennett episode "Watership Alan"
We Know Where You Live Various Roles[7] TV Series
1998 Is It Bill Bailey? Various Roles TV Series
Big Train Various Roles TV Series
1999 Spaced Tim Bisley TV Series
Hippies Ray Purbbs TV Series
2000 Jam Various Characters Radio and TV series
2001 Band of Brothers 1st Sgt. William Evans Mini Series
Brass Eye Special Gerard Chote TV Series
2002 Look Around You Sleeping guard episode "Maths"
Toothpaste Guy episode 2
2004 Black Books Evan episode "Manny Come Home"
I Am Not An Animal Kieron the cat TV Series
2005 Derren Brown TV Series
Doctor Who The Editor episode "The Long Game"
2007 Top Gear Star in a reasonably priced car (Time - 1:48.5) TV Series
Mind Control with Derren Brown as himself TV Show
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Celebrity voiceover TV Show

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Guest House Paradiso Mr. Nice
2001 The Parole Officer Deflated Husband
Band of Brothers First Sergeant William Evans
2004 Shaun of the Dead Shaun Riley
2005 The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse Peter Cow
Land of the Dead Photo Booth Zombie
2006 Mission: Impossible III Benji Dunn
Big Nothing Gus
Free Jimmy Geir
2007 Grindhouse Cannibal segment "Don't"
The Good Night Paul
Hot Fuzz Nicholas Angel
Run, Fat Boy, Run Dennis
Diary of the Dead Voice-over Cameo
2008 How to Lose Friends and Alienate People Sidney Young according to interview: Completed
Star Trek Montgomery Scott
Paul Paul Currently writing the script with Edgar Wright

  • the above information was taken from wikipedia

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