GALLERY: Fans turn out for film screening and Q&A session with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright in Letchworth

Katt Mcewan, Simon Pegg, Sammi Mcewan and Edgar Wright. Photo by Alan Millard

Katt Mcewan, Simon Pegg, Sammi Mcewan and Edgar Wright. Photo by Alan Millard - Credit: Archant

HUNDREDS of fans turned out to see film star Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright mark the end of filming in Letchworth GC of their latest movie The World’s End with an exclusive charity screening of their last collaboration, Hot Fuzz.

On Tuesday night, more than 400 people packed the Broadway Cinema in Letchworth GC to see the duo who conducted a half hour Q&A session with the audience.

The night kicked off with Mark Prescott, creative producer from the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation (LGHF), asking the questions.

The pair were asked why they had chosen Letchworth GC as one of the places to film The World’s End.

Mr Wright said: “The film is based in a garden city so we thought what better place than the first garden city to film it in.”

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The duo were then asked if they could hold the premier of The World’s End in Letchworth GC to which they said they would not forget Letchworth GC and would look to do a main screening in the town.

Members of the Letchworth Festival also asked if an extended trailer of the film could be shown at the film festival on June 23.

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The audience were then given their chance to ask questions to the pair.

Katt McEwan, 20, and her twin sister Sammi, had queued since 4pm to bag front row seats.

Katt said: “I am a huge fan of Simon’s and I was so excited when they were filming in the town.”

Miss McEwan had a Hot Fuzz comic book signed and even got a hug and a peck on the cheek from Mr Pegg after she showed off her T-shirt which she designed with a face of Mr Pegg on it.

Hot Fuzz is the second film from the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy with the final film The World’s End scheduled for release in August.

Mr Pegg said: “We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we have really appreciated your cooperation while we were filming. We know the filming was disruptive at times.”

Speaking after the Q&A Mr Pegg said: “It was a great evening and the audience were fantastic.”

Ticket sales raised £2,500, half of all the money raised will be donated to Comic Relief with Letchworth GC charities and community groups bidding for entirety of the remaining half. Profits from concessions sales on the night will also be donated to the two charities.

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