Pegg was born Simon John Beckingham on 14 February 1970 in Brockworth, Gloucestershire, England. His parents are Gillian Rosemary (née Smith), a former civil servant, and John Henry Beckingham, a jazz musician and keyboard salesman. His parents divorced when he was seven and he took on the surname "Pegg" after his mother re-married. He attended many schools, including Castle Hill Primary School; Brockworth Comprehensive Secondary School; The King's School, Gloucester; and later Stratford-upon-Avon College to study English literature and Theatre. He studied drama at the University of Bristol and wrote his undergraduate thesis on "A Marxist overview of popular 1970s cinema and hegemonic discourses".
- Simon Pegg on Wikipedia