Film star Simon Pegg taking ‘legal action’ over bar’s claim of live appearance

Film and sitcom star Simon Pegg has said he is “calling in lawyers” after a bar in Wolverhampton claimed the actor would be making a “live” appearance there.

The Facebook page advertising Simon Pegg’s apparent appearance
The Facebook page advertising Simon Pegg’s apparent appearance

Pegg, who has appeared in Spaced, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead and is currently Scotty in the new Star Trek movies, was said to be going to Numa Bar in North Street on March 16 in an advert on the bar’s Facebook page.

Management at the bar declined to comment but all reference to the appearance of Pegg, which was on its Facebook page yesterday, was removed from the site by this morning.

Lawyers – film star Simon Pegg
Lawyers – film star Simon Pegg

The advert originally featured a picture of film star Pegg in his police officer costume from Hot Fuzz, and read: “British actor and Hollywood superstar Simon Pegg ‘live’ appearance at Numa Bar Saturday March 16 2013. The Fireball Lounge Party”.

However last night the star took to Twitter, where he has more than three million followers and said: “Some bar in Wolverhampton is claiming that I am “appearing” there on March 16.

“I am not. I am however contacting my lawyer.” People began to respond to the bar on Facebook advising them to look at Pegg’s Twitter account.

Last night 54 people had said on Facebook that they would be attending before the advert was removed.

Pegg has made no further mention of the gig on his Twitter account since yesterday.