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UPDATED: Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg won the Best Comedy Movie Award tonight at the UK’s National Movie Awards. At the show Pegg offered a suggestion for what he would like Scotty to get up to in the Star Trek sequel. In other Pegg news, Simon’s memoir “Nerd Do Well” is now available for pre-order in the US and he is coming to the states next month for a mini-book signing tour. Details below.
UPDATE: What does Pegg want for Scotty in Star Trek sequel? – It involves an Orion
Here is a video interview (from Absolute Radio) with Simon on the red carpet at the National Movie Awards. At the end of the interview Pegg again says he knows nothing about the Star Trek sequel, but he does offer a request for what he would like for Scotty – "have sex with a green woman."
Simon Pegg Wins UK National Movie Awards
Tonight (Wednesday May 11) Simon Pegg’s movie Paul won the Best Comedy Movie Award at the UK’s National Movie Awards, held at Wembley Stadium in London. The National Movie Awards are based on popular vote and the sci-fi comedy Paul beat out Due Date, Just Go With It, and Little Fockers. Pegg shared the award with his co-writer and co-star for the movie, Nick Frost. Here are photos from the event.
Pegg and Frost with their National Movie Award – London, May 11, 2011 (Photo: WireImage)
Simon Pegg on the red carpet at National Movie Awards – London, May 11, 2011 (Photo: WireImage)
Pegg also just sent out a tweet (with photo) celebrating the joyous occasion:
Pegg Coming To US For Nerd Do Well Book Tour in June
Simon Pegg’s memoir "Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy’s Journey to Becoming a Big Kid" is being released in the US on June 9th. Here is the official description:
The unique life story of one of the most talented and inventive comedians, star of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Star Trek.
Zombies in North London, death cults in the West Country, the engineering deck of the Enterprise: actor, comedian, writer and self-proclaimed supergeek Simon Pegg has been ploughing some bizarre furrows in recent times. Having landed on the U.S. movie scene in the surprise cult hit Shaun of the Dead, his enduring appeal and rise to movie star with a dedicated following has been mercurial, meteoric, megatronic, but mostly just plain great.
From his childhood (and subsequently adult) obsession with science fiction, his enduring friendship with Nick Frost, and his forays into stand-up comedy which began with his regular Monday morning slot in front of his twelve-year-old classmates, Simon has always had a severe and dangerous case of the funnies.
Whether recounting his experience working as a lifeguard at the city pool, going to Comic-Con for the first time and confessing to Carrie Fisher that he used to kiss her picture every night before he went to sleep, or meeting and working with heroes that include Peter Jackson, Kevin Smith, and Quentin Tarantino, Pegg offers a hilarious look at the journey to becoming an international superstar, dotted with a cast of memorable characters, and you’re rooting for him all the way.
"Nerd Do Well" It is available now for pre-order at Amazon.com.
Here is a brief video of Simon explaining what Nerd Do Well is all about.
Pegg is doing a mini book tour for Nerd Do Well, with stops in three cities (via peggster.net):
NEW YORK, NY
STRAND BOOKSTORE, 828 Broadway, Fl 3, New York, NY 10003
Monday, June 13 – 7:00 PM – author event. Talk/Signing
BOOKPEOPLE, 603 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78703
Wednesday, June 15 – 7:00 PM – bookstore.
LOS ANGELES, CA
BARNES & NOBLE #2089, The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Friday, June 17 – 7:00 PM – bookstore. Talk/Signing
Simon Pegg coming to the USA for mini book tour for "Nerd Do Well" (Photo: Peggster)