Nick Frost

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Nick Frost
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Frost at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2013.
Born Nicholas John Frost
(1972-03-28) 28 March 1972 (age 42)
Dagenham, East London, England
Education Beal High School
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Christina Frost

Nicholas John "Nick" Frost (born 28 March 1972) is an English actor, comedian and screenwriter. He is best known for his work with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright in the role of Mike Watt in the television comedy Spaced, as well as Ed in Shaun of the Dead, Danny Butterman in Hot Fuzz, Andrew Knightley in The World's End, Clive Gollings in Paul, and drug dealer Ron in Attack the Block. He is also well known for his various roles in the sketch show Man Stroke Woman.

Early life and career[edit]

Frost was born in Dagenham, East London, the son of office furniture designers.[1] He attended Beal High School in Ilford. He worked as a waiter and appeared in corporate training video clips such as Chris Carter and the Coverplan Challenge, a Dixons sales video, before gaining fame as Tim's army-obsessed best friend Mike in the British comedy series Spaced, which was written by Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes and aired on Channel 4 for two series. In 2001, Frost played a small role in a one-off episode of Victoria Wood's Acorn Antiques. This was a specially written episode shown during the series called "The Sketch Show Story" that Victoria narrated, in which Frost played an armed robber who shot dead Acorn Antiques' most lovable character, Mrs Overall.

In 2002, Frost wrote and presented the show Danger! 50,000 Volts!, a spoof of the outdoors survival genre in which SAS experts or the like demonstrated how to improvise solutions to dangerous problems. In the same year, Frost co-wrote and starred in The Sofa of Time with Matt King. In 2004, he appeared in Shaun of the Dead, a "romantic zombie comedy", written by Simon Pegg and Spaced director Edgar Wright. In late 2005, Frost starred in the comedy sketch show Man Stroke Woman on BBC Three. A second series of Man Stroke Woman aired on BBC Three in early 2007. In early 2006, Frost played Commander Henderson in two series of the BBC Two science fiction sitcom, Hyperdrive. Also in 2006, he acted in Kinky Boots. Frost had a small appearance in the British comedy Look Around You, a parody of 1970s/1980s technology parodying the format of shows like Tomorrow's World.

Frost and Pegg appeared in a second Pegg-Wright feature film called Hot Fuzz, an action and cop genre homage, set in Gloucestershire. Frost plays bumbling Constable Danny Butterman, who partners up with Pegg's dynamic Nicholas Angel after the latter is transferred from the Metropolitan Police in London. The pair teamed up again for the 2011 sci-fi film Paul, whose storyline concerned a fugitive alien. The two also starred in Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn as Thomson and Thompson. Frost narrates the Channel 4 reality show Supernanny. He has made fleeting appearances in the Channel 4 surreal medical comedy series Green Wing as "just a man" in pub scenes (when Boyce asks who he is, he responds, "just a man").

Personal life[edit]

Frost is best friends with fellow actor Simon Pegg. He currently resides with his half-Swedish wife, production executive Christina[2][3] in St Margarets, London.[4] He previously lived in Finsbury Park,[5] which was also the filming location for Shaun of the Dead. In a 2005 interview, Frost stated that he was brought up as a Catholic and is now an atheist.[6] He is a supporter of West Ham United, as well as being a rugby player, formerly playing for Barking RFC. On 22 June 2011, Frost's wife gave birth to a son.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Big Train Construction worker Episode 1
Engineer Episode 2
1999 Spaced Mike Watt
2000 Black Books Security system man Episode: "The Big Lock-Out"
2001 Acorn Antiques Armed robber
2002 The Sofa of Time Parker
Danger! 50,000 Volts! Host
2003 Danger! Incoming Attack!
2004 Black Books Paul Voice only
Episode: "Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa"
2005 Twisted Tales Keith Episode: "Txt Msg Rcvd"
Look Around You Caveman Episode: "Music"
Hot Jon Episode: "Live Final"
Spider-Plant Man Scientist
Supernanny Narrator
Man Stroke Woman Various characters
2006 Green Wing Just a man Episode 1
Hyperdrive Commander Henderson
2010 Money John Self
2011 Top Gear Himself Series 16, Episode 4
A Quiet Word With ... Series 1, Episode 5[8]
Good News Week 1 episode
2013 It's Kevin Series 1
2014 Mr. Sloane Mr Sloane

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Shaun of the Dead Ed Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated - British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
2005 Kinky Boots Don
2007 Grindhouse Baby eater Segment: Don't
Hot Fuzz PC Danny Butterman
2008 Wild Child Mr. Christopher
Penelope Max Campion
2009 The Boat that Rocked Dave
2011 Paul Clive Gollings Also co-writer;
Nominated - National Movie Award for Performance of the Year
Attack the Block Ron
The Adventures of Tintin Thomson
2012 Snow White & the Huntsman Nion
Ice Age: Continental Drift Flynn Voice only
2013 The World's End Andy Knightley Also executive producer
2014 Cuban Fury Bruce Garrett
The Boxtrolls TBC Post-Production
Business Trip TBC Filming
2015 The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun Thomson

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