Simon Pegg won’t be be driving to any of his movie shoots in the foreseeable future.
On Wednesday, the Mission Impossible star, 50, was banned from driving in the UK for six months, after he received his fourth speeding ticket in a little under three years, as reported by The Telegraph.
Pegg’s attorney Richard Saynor, did not respond for comment, most definitely airing a sense of guilt.
While Simon Pegg himself did not attend court proceeding, Saynor told judges that he took “full responsibility” for his actions and would accept the consequences, as per the outlet. Pegg was caught driving 63 mph in a 40 mph zone just over a year ago, back in January 2020. Adding that to his prior speeding offences, it prompted an immediate and automatic ban.
Saynor said, “He specifically instructed me that he does not want to use up the court’s time arguing there are exceptional circumstances he should not be disqualified. “He accepts the court will make a driving ban and it is something he accepts head-on.”
The attorney told that the driving ban would create “difficulties” for the actor’s work but that they wouldn’t exactly be “exceptional,” The Telegraph reported.
“You will see in his letter to the court the charity works he undertakes and the impact a disqualification will have on others, particularly the strain it will have on his wife and the increased responsibilities she will have as well as running a household,” Saynor said.
Simon Pegg’s wife is music publicist Maureen Pegg.
Pegg went back to work on the set of Mission: Impossible 7, starring alongside central actor Tom Cruise, in Autumn last year.
In June 2020, the actor and screenwriter revealed that outdoor scenes for the film would resume as early September 2020 after production was previously halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“That will begin with the outdoor stuff,” Pegg said at the time. “That feels fairly doable, and obviously there will be precautions put in place.”
“People that are involved in any close proximity stuff, it will have to be determined that they’re safe to do that,” Pegg said. “I don’t know what the testing situation is, how that works, or whether they’ll be able to be tested regularly.”
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