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New Burke And Hare Trailer

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

A trailer for the John Landis black comedy Burke and Hare, in which Simon Pegg plays grave robber/serial killer William Burke, is online for fans to watch.

In Edinburgh, Scotland, William Burke and William Hare murdered seventeen people between 1827-1828 so that they could sell the bodies of the victims to Edinburgh Medical College for research purposes.


Pegg To Voice Soldier

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Simon Pegg, Star Trek XI‘s Scotty, will be voicing a character in Fable III, the third chapter of Lionhead Studios’ Fable computer game series.

Pegg will join Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), John Cleese (Monty Python), Bernard Hill, Nicholas Hoult and Naomie Harris. Two actors who voiced characters in Fable II, Zoe Wanamaker and Stephen Fry will return for Fable III.


Pegg: Burke And Hare Darkly Funny

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Simon Pegg, best known to Star Trek fans as Scotty in Star Trek XI, is starring in John Landis‘ black comedy Burke And Hare, the story of two grave robbers turned serial killers.

In Edinburgh, Scotland, between 1827-1828, William Burke and William Hare murdered seventeen people so that they could sell the bodies of the victims to Edinburgh Medical College for research purposes.


Pegg In Talks For Mission: Impossible IV

Monday, July 19th, 2010

If all goes well, Simon Pegg will reprise his character Benji Dunn, last seen in Mission: Impossible III.

Pegg is in talks for the Mission: Impossible sequel, which will be directed by Brad Bird and star Tom Cruise as agent Ethan Hunt.


Pegg Promotes Paul

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Fans of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) have a new movie to look forward to next spring when Paul debuts.

Paul is the story of two British men, visiting the U.S. in search of their favorite UFO landmarks, who meet up with a real alien who has been stranded on Earth for the past sixty years and wants to go home.


Pegg To Voice Narnia Character

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Simon Pegg, Star Trek XI‘s Scotty, will be voicing Reepicheep in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Bill Nighy, who was originally slated to voice Reepicheep, was replaced by Pegg, who confirmed the role on his Twitter account. “Yes Narnians, the rumours are true,” said Pegg. “I have gone through the picture in the bedroom.”


Pegg Testifies Against New York Burglar

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Simon Pegg‘s habit of hiding a special piece of jewelry kept it safe when a thief hit a penthouse greenroom used by Pegg and actress Kirsten Dunst during filming of How To Lose Friends and Alienate People in 2007.

Pegg testified today, for the second time, against a man accused of burglarizing the room and taking Pegg’s iPod and camera and Dunst’s handbag with $2000 in cash it in. The first trial ended with a deadlocked jury.


Pegg: In The Dark About Star Trek 2

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Star Trek fans are eagerly awaiting the sequel to 2009′s Star Trek XI, but even the actors involved in the J.J. Abrams sequel aren’t sure when shooting will begin.

Star Trek 2 is due to be released next year and while Pegg knows that he’ll be Scotty again in the sequel, he has no idea as to when shooting will begin. “Hell yeah! Of course, I’m Scotty – but I don’t know yet, [we'll start] probably end of the year or beginning of the next.”


Pegg: Bring On The Green Girls

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Zoë Saldana may want to fight in Star Trek XII, but Simon Pegg is looking for another kind of physical action in the Abrams sequel.

Pegg would like to see Scotty get some interplanetary romance in the next Star Trek movie. “I’d like to have sex with a green woman!” he said.


Star Trek XI Wins Empire Award

Monday, March 29th, 2010

On Sunday night, Star Trek XI collected yet another award, this one courtesy of the 2010 Jameson Empire Awards.

Nominated for three Empire awards; Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film, Best Director and Best Film; Star Trek XI won for best Sci-Fi/Fantasy movie.


Pegg: Stop Bullying

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Star Trek XI‘s Scotty encourages his old school to take bullying seriously.

Too many schools turn a blind eye to bullying, but a group of students at Simon Pegg‘s former school want to change that at their own school.


Star Trek XI Scream 2009 Award Nominations

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Spike TV announced the nominees for Scream 2009 and Star Trek XI led the pack with seventeen nominations.

The Fourth Annual Scream awards, honoring the best in science-fiction, fantasy, horror and comics, will be taped in Los Angeles on October 17 and will air on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 at 10 P.M.


Pegg Joins ‘Burke And Hare’

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Simon Pegg (Scotty) will star in the black comedy Burke and Hare, directed by John Landis.

Burke and Hare, written by Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft, will tell the story of gruesome murders that occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland, between 1827-1828. Killers William Burke and William Hare murdered seventeen people and then sold the bodies of their victims to Edinburgh Medical College for research purposes.

Currently, Pegg can be seen in Paul, a movie about two British comic book geeks taking a road trip across America. Paul is currently in post-production and is due out next year.

Pegg’s A Dad!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

It’s a girl for Simon Pegg and his wife Maureen McCann.

As reported by Celebrity Baby Scoop and, Pegg became a father for the first time last week, with the arrival of a daughter.

“Hello all,” said Pegg on his blog. “As is being reported by various news sources (don’t know who told them, ‘cos it wasn’t us) we had a little girl last week. Name, weight, time, place etc. all belong to us and we won’t be going out of our way to divulge them anytime soon. Rest assured, everyone is well.”

Pegg: Still Low-Profile

Friday, June 19th, 2009

In spite of the success of Star Trek XI, Simon Pegg is still low-profile in Tinseltown.

As reported by California Chronicle, Pegg, who is more well-known in the U.K. due to the success of his British sit-com Spaced, can laugh about his American anonymity. “I could walk down Hollywood Boulevard naked and no one would notice,” he said. (more…)