Simon Pegg shows off body transformation for new film role

Simon Pegg has shown off a new physique after a six-month body transformation for his new film Inheritance.

In a shirtless photo, the Run Fatboy Run star can be seen smiling while looking away from the camera, showing off a lean but muscular torso with tattoos dotted over his shoulders and upper chest.

A post from his personal trainer Nick Lower said: "#SimonPegg 6 month body transformation for #InheritanceMovie.

"The brief for this role was lean, VERY lean. It required a specific body shape & look."

The tweet was shared on Pegg's official Twitter page, with a comment adding: "And occasional grumpiness."

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EDITORS NOTE LANGUAGE ON SHIRT Actor Simon Pegg on a fairground ride during the Big Feastival at Alex James' farm in Kingham, Oxfordshire.
Actor Simon Pegg, who plays "Benji Dunn" in Mission: Impossible � Fallout, walks the red carpet of the U.S. premiere at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, July 22, 2018. (Photo by Cheriss May/Sipa USA
Actors Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise attend the "Mission: Impossible -Fallout" US Premiere at Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum on July 22, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Kris Connor/SipaUSA)
Simon Pegg attends a press conference for the new movie 'Mission Impossible - Fallout' world promote tour at Lotte Hotel World in Seoul, South Korea on July 16, 2018. The movie is to be released in South Korea on July 25. (Photo by Lee Young-ho/Sipa USA)
Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg, attend a red carpet for the new movie 'Mission Impossible - Fallout' world promotional tour at Lotte World mall in Seoul, South Korea on July 16, 2018. The movie is to be released in South Korea on July 25. (Photo Credit Lee Young-ho/Sipa USA)
Simon Pegg (right) and Maureen Pegg arriving for the UK premiere of Mission:Impossible Fallout, at the BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
Simon Pegg arrives for a screening of Terminal at the Prince Charles Cinema in London.
Simon Pegg arrives at the "Ready Player One" Los Angeles Premiere held at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, CA on Monday, March 26, 2018. (Photo By Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA)
Mark Hammill (left) with his Icon award poses with Simon Pegg during the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2017 held at the Tate Modern, London.
Simon Pegg arrives at a Halloween party hosted by Jonathan Ross at his house in north London.
Simon Pegg seen at The Big Feastival, Kingham. Picture date: Sunday August 28, 2016. Photo credit should read: Alan D West/ EMPICS Entertainment
(left to right) John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Karl Urban and Zachary Quinto attending the premiere of Star Trek Beyond held at the Empire in Leicester Square, London.
16 August 2016 - Seoul, South Korea : (L to R) Actors Chris Pine, Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto, attend a press conference for the film 'Star Trek Beyond' promote tour at Grand Intercontinental hotel in Seoul, South Korea on August 16, 2016. The film Star Trek Beyond will be released in South Korea on August 18.
Simon Pegg arrives at a halloween party hosted by Jonathan Ross at his home in north London.
Kylie Minogue, Simon Pegg and Michael McIntyre (right) during filming of the Graham Norton Show, at the London Studios, south London.
Simon Pegg arriving for the UK premiere of Hector And The Search For Happiness, at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square, London.
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg (right) win the Best British Film award, for At Worlds End, at the Empire Magazine Film Awards held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London.
Simon Pegg attending the World Premiere of Cuban Fury at the Vue West End cinema, London.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, winners of Comedians awards, pose backstage at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in association with Hugo Boss at the Royal Opera House, London.
Nick Frost, Nira Park and Simon Pegg arriving for the world premiere of The World's End, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.
Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike and Simon Pegg arriving for the world premiere of The World's End, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.
Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike arriving for the world premiere of The World's End, at the Empire Leicester Square, London.
Simon Pegg arrives for the First Light Awards, a celebration of the next generation of British filmmakers held at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Simon Pegg and Berenice Marlohe on stage during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Simon Pegg after the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone.
Simon Pegg arriving for the UK premiere of Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol, at the BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London.
Simon Pegg and guest arriving for Jonathan Ross' annual Halloween party at his home in Hampstead, north London.
Guests Tom Hanks (left) and Simon Pegg during filming of The Graham Norton Show at the London Studios.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost at the 2011 National Movie Awards at Wembley Arena, London
Simon Pegg Nick Frost and Sigourney Weaver arriving for the European Premiere of Paul, Empire Cinema, London.
Actor Simon Pegg during a book signing for his autobiography, 'Nerd Do Well', at Asda in Spondon, Derbyshire, UK.
Simon Pegg launching his new book Nerd Do Well, at Random House in London.
Simon Pegg launching his new book Nerd Do Well, at Random House in London.
Simon Pegg on stage during the 2010 National Movie Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Simon Pegg carries his special edition real 3D Coke Zero glasses at the world premiere of Avatar, at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London.
Simon Pegg and Maureen McCann arriving at the UK Premiere of Star Trek, Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London
Simon Pegg (centre) arriving for the premiere of The Boat That Rocked at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Simon Pegg in Cheltenham where he will later collect a honorary fellowship from the University of Gloucestershire.
James McAvoy (Right) wins the Film Performance Award, presented by Simon Pegg, at the Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2008, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Simon Pegg arrives for the Doctor Who Series 4 screening at the Apollo West End in central London.
David Tennant and Simon Pegg arrive for the Doctor Who Series 4 screening at the Apollo West End in central London.
(left-right) David Schwimmer, Thandie Newton and Simon Pegg arrive for the World Premiere of Run Fat Boy Run, at the Odeon West End in central London.
Simon Pegg (left) and Nick Frost on stage during the Brit Awards 2007 at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in central London.
Nick Frost and Simon Pegg (left) arrive for the World Premiere of Hot Fuzz, at the Vue West End in Leicester Square, central London.
Shaun Of The Dead actors Simon Pegg (left) and Nick Frost.
Paddy Considine (left) and Simon Pegg.
The winners (L-R) Eric Fellner from Working Title Films, Paddy Considine, Simon Pegg, Emily Blunt, Tim Bevan from Working Title Films, Mike Leigh and Pawel Pawlikowski line up on stage.
Actors Lucy Davis and Simon Pegg (centre left and right) pose alongside two 'zombies' during an in-store appearance at Virgin Megastore on Piccadilly, central London to sign copies of the new Shaun Of The Dead DVD, which was realeased today.
Actor Simon Pegg (right) during the MTV Movie Awards 2004 at the Sony Studios, Culver City, Los Angeles, USA.
Actors (left-right) Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Lucy Davis, stars of the new film Shaun of the Dead, during their appearance on MTV's TRL UK, held at the MTV Studios in Camden, north London.
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Little is known about the plot of Inheritance, but Pegg will star opposite Lily Collins, Connie Nielsen and Chace Crawford.

In a separate post on Instagram, Lower said Pegg's body weight dropped from 78kg to 69kg and his body fat shrank from 12% to eight percent.

He achieved the look through "a mix of strength, circuits, core & 60km p/w trail runs" and "a sound nutrition plan that worked for him and his goals."

Lower added: "6 months of hard work has paid off and I tip my hat to you sir..."

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