Mission Impossible star Simon Pegg faces second driving ban in three years

Mission Impossible star Simon Pegg faces second driving ban in three years
  • PublishedJune 7, 2024

Hollywood star Simon Pegg is facing a potential driving ban for the second time in three years.

Pegg, best known for his role in the Mission Impossible franchise, was caught speeding in October last year and attended court last month.

Hollywood actor Simon Pegg could be facing a driving ban for the second time in three years. Picture: AAP.

Hollywood actor Simon Pegg could be facing a driving ban for the second time in three years. Picture: AAP.

The star, 54, was previously banned for six months in 2021 after he amassed 13 penalty points on his licence for four separate speeding offences.

Sadly for Pegg, he’s now back in trouble after admitting a further speeding offence in London on October 24 last year.

Court documents showed Pegg was behind the wheel of a Mercedes AMG when he was caught speeding at 36mph in a 20mph zone.

He pleaded guilty at Lavender Hill magistrates’ court last month, and now faces another potential ban which could be handed to him on June 24 when a judge will hand down a punishment

Meanwhile, Pegg recently sparked controversy when he called Hollywood’s adaptations of Godzilla “cultural appropriation”.

Pegg said in a video posted to Twitter earlier this week: “Godzilla Minus One is now on Netflix. So if you haven’t seen it, watch it. It’s the single best Godzilla movie since Shin Godzilla. It’s incredible.”

Pegg is best known for starring in the Mission Impossible franchise opposite Tom Cruise. Picture: APP.

Pegg went on to add: “It’s a proper Godzilla movie made by the people who sired Godzilla from their subconscious as they wrestled with the massive ramifications of what happened during the Second World War. It’s not some rock ’em, sock ’em f**king cultural appropriation.”

The actor then shared a follow-up to his post on his Instagram Story, urging fans to watch the original Japanese version of Godzilla Minus One, rather than a dub in any other language.

Godzilla Minus One debuted with a 100 per cent Rotten Tomatoes score and remains at an impressive 98 per cent, which is rare.

The hit film, which was surprised released on Netflix last week, also became the all-time highest-grossing Japanese-language film in North America after making over $US50 million at the US box office by January.

SOURCE: NEWS.COM

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