Simon Pegg is currently delighting Cineworld audiences in barmaggedon comedy and Cornetto Trilogy concluder The World's End. So here are five little-known facts about the British star. Not yet seen The World's End? Then book your tickets here.
1. His likeness was used for the character of Wee Hughie in dark superhero comic-book series 'The Boys'.
2. He almost appeared in love actually as the character Rufus, a part that eventually went to Rowan Atkinson.
3. Ricky Gervais was originally down for Simon's role in Mission Impossible III
4. At the age of 16, he played drums in a band called God's Third Leg.
5. His dad John was a jazz musician and keyboard salesman.