Actor Simon Pegg’s wife Maureen McCann has given birth to the couple’s first child. The actor’s rep has confirmed that Simon’s wife has given birth to the couple’s daughter, but no other details are known about the birth. The couple announced that they were expecting in February when McCann was already five months pregnant.
Although this is the first child for Pegg, he does have some practice with chidlren as he is the godfather of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s five-year-old daughter Apple - with the possibility of a reciprocating godfather duty on the cards. A few months ago, Pegg has this to say about being a soon-to-be dad. “It’s the most important thing to me. I’m very excited. I want to be a really good dad, a good influence and a good role model — someone my child can turn to, whatever the hell that means… It’s all to do with your attitude and making sure they stay grounded, but making sure they aren’t deprived of anything.”
We recently reported that Simon Pegg was hoping Coldplay will let him direct one of their next music videos. The comedian, who features in the new Star Trek movie, told GQ magazine: "I'd love to direct some day. Doing a music video would be a great start. I've said to Chris [Martin, Coldplay frontman] a couple of times, if we get some time, I'd love to script a song."
Here's what Coldplay's Roadie #42 blogged when Simon Pegg joined Coldplay on stage at London's O2 Arena back in December:
This feel spreads further than the simple fact that much of the touring party is based here in London. The show itself has a family vibe through and through. The opening acts on all three nights have deep friendships and history with the band stretching way back. Having friends and family about them even extends to a guest appearance from Mr Simon Pegg. The man is obviously a star in his own right, but when you see the band beaming from ear to ear and cracking up as he adds harmonica to the C-Stage, you can see that he's here primarily because he's their mate.
His contribution on night one is solid, although it's clear the fact that he's standing in the spotlight in front of 18,000 people hasn't escaped his notice. The second night, he's positively on fire and appears to be loving every minute of it. By the third night he pretty much owns the place. Top fella.