is still a skateboarding, baggy trousered, sci-fi loving,
comic reading graphic artist but since we last saw him, he
seems to have mellowed slightly. No longer driven by the bitterness
of being dumped, Tim is enjoying being a single male. Happily
ensconced in his new surroundings, he is heartily living a
life denied him by the shackles of a comfortable loving environment.
He has since happily turned the corner of being 27 and in
no way senses the distant, sickening rumble of 30 galloping
towards him on a life path that so far seems to have accrued
very little in the way of personal achievement. He's fine
with it. Honestly.
Say: "Here's my cartoon interpretation of Kirk and Spock's
role on Star Trek."
Wouldn't Say: "You Starting..?"
Club Name: Timothy B
Poem by Tim
have held you in my arms a thousand times,
closed my eyes and known we would always be together.
I have smiled at you through all your many lies,
unknowing and unthinking, that eternity would be never.
distance dulls the memory, and bitter history grows hazy,
I realise my one true love, is in fact a girl called...
These descriptions are taken from the Spaced Series 2 press
pack. They are probably the best and most in-depth things around,
and I don't claim any ownership or copyright of them, and acknowledge
that whoever wrote them did a damn good job...
Pegg was hand-reared in Gloucester. He graduated from Bristol
University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre,
film and television, but decided to pursue a career in stand-up
comedy, something that had interested him since birth.
making a name for himself on the local circuit, he moved to
London in 1993, where he established himself as a well known
comic, playing all the major venues in the U.K., Ireland,
Australia and New Zealand with his acclaimed solo show. He
made appearances on The Stand Up Show and Saturday
Night Live, before returning to acting in a TV sketch
show, Six Pairs of Pants, where he met friend and future
writing partner Jessica Stevenson. More acting roles followed.
In 1996 he landed the role of Jools in the award-winning sitcom
Faith in the Future, and a project for the Paramount
Comedy Channel, Asylum, which again teamed him up with
Jessica and marked the beginning of a collaboration that would
eventually create Spaced.
the past couple of years, Simon has worked with many of Britain's
top comedy performers. With Steve Coogan on both the BAFTA
award winning I'm Alan Partridge and his highly successful
live show, The Man Who Thinks He's It, which toured
Britain in 1999. He worked with Chris Morris and Father Ted
creators Graham Linehan and Arthur Matthews on the BAFTA nominated,
Montreux Rose and ITV Comedy award-winning sketch show, Big
Train, which earned him a RTS award nomination for Best
Comedy Performer. Simon also starred in Hippies for BBC2,
as well as guesting on the first series of Charlie Higson's
Randall and Hopkirk, Deceased, starring Vic Reeves
and Bob Mortimer.
has been twice nominated for GQ's 'Comedian Of The Year' and
'Best Newcomer' at the ITV Comedy Awards. Spaced itself won
a Creative Freedom award (Best Sitcom). As well as co-writing
and performing in the second series of Spaced, Simon has recently
appeared in Steven Spielberg's epic WW2 drama for HBO Band
of Brothers, with David Schwimmer and Paul Maguigan's
film Morality Play, alongside Willem Dafoe and Paul
also appeared more recently in Chris Morris's controversial
Brass Eye special, playing a "paedophile"
in the stocks in the studio, and in Michael Winterbottom's
24 Hour Party People.
He is currently developing a zombie spoof movie with Spaced
director Edgar Wright, Shaun of the
Simon (along with Nick Frost) also recently stood in for Zoe
Ball on her weekend show on XFM.
on... Drumkits: "I do play the drums. I lived
in a music shop when I was little and taught myself in the
basement. I also got a miniature drum kit for Christmas when
I was five, unlike Tim who got one for his fifth birthday.
(See, we're not the same person.) "
Simon on... His Hair: "My hair was very bleached.
I damaged it virtually beyond repair during series two. It
was only just starting to recover in March 2002."
Favourite Alcohol: Vodka and Guinness (not together).
Favourite Cartoon: The Simpsons