(BBC)Be still my nerd heart — Doctor Who's Matt Smith has just been cast in a "major role" in Paramount's new Terminator trilogy. The announcement is just the latest in a series of high (geek) profile castings that spell great news for Whovians worldwide. Seriously, from Time Lords to one-episode guest stars, Who alums are gradually taking Hollywood by storm.
Check out some of our favorite rising stars from across the pond who first made a splash in a space-time continuum far away.
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(From Merciful | Focus Features | Getty Images)The World's End is filled with references to goth music. Simon Pegg's character, Gary King, loves the Sisters of Mercy so much he has the band's logo tattooed on his chest. For a certain kind of movie fan it is enormously fulfilling to see their love of this often derided musical genre, which peaked somewhere around 1989, embraced so unabashedly.We had a chance to speak with Pegg, and his World's End cohorts, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright, about...Read Full Story
Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost. (Getty Images)The World's End is the third movie in what's come to be known among fans as The Cornetto Trilogy, a series of movies that tackle classic genres for big laughs. Shaun of the Dead, the first in the trilogy, hit theaters in 2004 and lampooned the well-worn tropes of zombie movies. It also launched the careers of Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost. As a writing team, Wright and Pegg were clearly onto something, so they worked together...Read Full Story
Accio birthday song!
Harry Potter may be the Boy Who Lived, but he's not much of a boy anymore. The beloved character turned 33 (yes, 33!) on July 31st, and he got a very special birthday shout out on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from magical BFF Ron Weasley. Drunk Ron Weasley, to be more precise.Funny man Simon Pegg plays the grown up red-headed wizard, who is sucking down something that looks stronger than butterbeer and lamenting that Hermione left him for Neville Longbottom. Maybe it's...Read Full Story
(Getty Images)Fantasy casting the first JJ Abrams-directed Star Wars movie has turned into a favorite pasttime of geeky movie writers since Disney made its big announcement back in January. But it sounds like we can rule out Simon Pegg's involvement based on what he told us in an exclusive interview Tuesday morning ahead of his new movie, The World's End.Despite Pegg's well-documented affinity for the universe, and his involvement in Abrams' Star Trek franchise, he's worried it would break...Read Full Story
According to some of the more generous calendars out there, every day is reserved for a special occasion — from the well-known like "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day" to the more ridiculous like "National Hot Dog Eating Day" — and today is no different. July 12 is, believe it or not, "Different Colored Eyes Day," and it's in celebration of this holiday(?) that we've rounded up the most recognizable celebs who have eyes of a different color.Alice Eve (right: green, left: blue)Mila Kunis (right...Read Full Story
"Sometimes there's a mother. Sometimes there's a father. Sometimes there's a father and a father. Sometimes both fathers are mothers," says the narrator in the new, gay-friendly trailer for the stop-motion animated film The Boxtrolls. As happenstance would have it, the teaser for the film was released on the heels of one of the most eventful weeks in gay rights history — both DOMA and Prop 8 were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.The film tells the story of a young boy raised by an...Read Full Story