Nick Frost

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Nick Frost
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Frost at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Nicholas John Frost

(1972-03-28) 28 March 1972 (age 50)
Hornchurch, London, England
EducationBeal High School
  • Actor
  • author
  • comedian
  • painter
  • producer
  • screenwriter
Years active1998–present
Mariangela Frost
(m. 2008; div. 2015)

Nicholas John Frost (born 28 March 1972) is a British actor, author, comedian, painter, producer and screenwriter. He has appeared in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy of films, consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), and the television comedy Spaced (1999–2001). He also appeared in Joe Cornish's film Attack the Block (2011). He co-starred in the 2011 film Paul, which he co-wrote with frequent collaborator and best friend Simon Pegg. He has also portrayed various roles in the sketch show Man Stroke Woman. In 2020, he co-created and starred in the paranormal comedy horror series Truth Seekers with Pegg.

Early life[edit]

Frost was born on 28 March 1972 in Hornchurch, East London, the son of John Frost and his Welsh wife, Tricia (died 2005),[1] who were office furniture designers.[2][3] When he was 10, his sister died of an asthma attack, aged 18.[4] He attended Beal High School in Ilford.[5] When Frost was 15 his parents' business failed and they lost the family home. They moved in with neighbours where he witnessed his mother having a stroke due to the stress. Frost left school and took a job with a shipping company to support the family. He subsequently spent two years at a kibbutz in Israel.[6] He met actor Simon Pegg while working as a waiter at a North London Mexican restaurant and the two became close friends and flatmates. Pegg and Jessica Hynes wrote a role for Frost in the cult slacker comedy series, Spaced, that was partly based on Pegg and Frost's lifestyle at the time.[4]


He appeared in corporate training video clips such as "Chris Carter and the Coverplan Challenge", a Dixons sales video, before playing Tim's army-obsessed best friend Mike in Spaced (1999–2001), which aired on Channel 4 for two series.[6] 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 military experts demonstrate 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 aired on 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 their self-penned 2011 science fiction comedy 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.[7] 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"). In 2013, Frost played the role of Andy Knightley in the third Pegg-Wright feature film called The World's End. In 2014, he played the eponymous character in the Sky Atlantic comedy, Mr. Sloane.

In 2016, Frost was cast in an ensemble role for the second season of the AMC television series Into the Badlands.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Frost is a close friend of fellow actor Simon Pegg and the two have appeared alongside each other in six films. In a 2005 interview, Frost stated that he was brought up as a Catholic but is now an atheist.[9] Frost is a patron of Humanists UK.[6] He is a supporter of West Ham United and the England national football team, as well as being a rugby player, formerly playing for Barking RFC.[10]

Frost lived with his half-Swedish wife, production executive Mariangela,[11] in St Margarets, London.[12] They married in 2008. He previously lived in Finsbury Park,[13] which was also one of the filming locations for Shaun of the Dead. On 22 June 2011, Mariangela gave birth to the couple's son. They separated in 2013,[1][14] and later divorced.[15]

In October 2015, Frost released a memoir titled Truths, Half Truths & Little White Lies (Hodder & Stoughton), detailing his life up to the age of 30.[16]



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
2006 Penelope Max Campion
2007 Grindhouse Baby eater Segment: Don't
Hot Fuzz PC Danny Butterman
2008 Wild Child Mr. Christopher
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: The Secret of the Unicorn Thomson Motion-capture
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman Nion
Ice Age: Continental Drift Flynn Voice
2013 The World's End Andy Knightley Also executive producer
2014 Cuban Fury Bruce Garrett
The Boxtrolls Mr. Trout Voice
2015 Unfinished Business Bill Whilmsley
Syrenia Dr. Welles
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War Nion
Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods[17] Obelix English dub[18]
2017 Monster Family Frank Wishbone Voice
2018 Tomb Raider Alan Uncredited
The Festival Ricky the Tattooist
Slaughterhouse Rulez Woody Also executive producer
2019 Fighting with My Family Ricky Knight
Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans Arghus
StarDog and TurboCat Buddy Voice
2021 The Sparks Brothers Ringo Starr Voice
Extinct Captain Voice
Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob Merlin Voice
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans Stuart Voice
Monster Family 2 Frank Wishbone Voice
TBA Svalta[19]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Big Train Construction Worker / Engineer 2 episodes
1999–2001 Spaced Mike Watt 14 episodes
2000, 2004 Black Books Security System Man / Paul Voice, 2 episodes
2001 Acorn Antiques Armed robber Television special
2002 Danger! 50,000 Volts! Himself Host, 4 episodes
2003 Danger! Incoming Attack!
2005 Twisted Tales Keith Episode: "Txt Msg Rcvd"
Look Around You Caveman / Hot Jon 2 episodes
Spider-Plant Man Scientist Television short
2005–2008 Supernanny Narrator Voice, 26 episodes
2005–2007 Man Stroke Woman Various characters 12 episodes
2006 Green Wing Just a Man Episode #2.1
2006–2007 Hyperdrive Commander Henderson 12 episodes
2010 Money John Self 2 episodes
2011, 2014 Phineas and Ferb Captain Squint / Ed Voice, 2 episodes
2014 Mr. Sloane Jeremy Sloane 6 episodes; also executive producer
Mr Drew's School for Boys Narrator (voice) 4 episodes
Sober Companion Robert Pilot
Doctor Who Santa Claus 2 episodes
2016 Galavant Andre Episode: "Giants vs. Dwarves"
2017–2019 Into the Badlands Bajie 24 episodes[8]
2017–2018 Sick Note Dr. Ian Glennis 14 episodes
2018–2019 3Below Stuart Voice, 19 episodes
2020 Truth Seekers Gus 8 episodes; also co-creator, writer and executive producer
2021 Staged Himself Episode: "The Dirty Mochyns"
Why Women Kill Bertram 10 episodes
2021–present The Nevers Declan Orrun Main cast


Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Sofa of Time Parker Also co-creator and writer

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2015 Esper 2 Ernie
2017 Augmented Empire Chris

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2004 British Independent Film Awards BIFA Award for Most Promising Newcomer Shaun of the Dead Nominated [20][21]
2005 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Supporting Actor Won [20][22]
2011 National Movie Awards NMA Performance of the Year Paul Nominated [20][23]
2015 Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film The Boxtrolls (shared) Won [20]
2014 2014 MTV Movie Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (shared with Simon Pegg, Paddy Considine, & Martin Freeman The World's End Nominated [20][24]
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Hissy Fit Nominated [20]
Choice Movie: Award for Best Fight (shared with Simon Pegg, Paddy Considine, & Martin Freeman Nominated [20]
Choice Movie: Award for Best Chemistry (shared with Simon Pegg, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan Nominated [20]
2019 Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screen Couple Shared with: Lena Headey Fighting with My Family Nominated [20]


  1. ^ a b "BBC Radio Scotland - the Janice Forsyth Show, Nick Frost, Jason Byrne and David Baddiel join Edi Stark, Nick Frost | Some of the best laughs I've ever had have been at a funeral".
  2. ^ "Nick Frost: Being funny is like a six-pack for a fat man". The Evening Standard. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  3. ^ India Sturgis (4 April 2016). "Nick Frost: 'I don't laugh as much anymore'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b Day, Elizabeth (4 May 2014). "Nick Frost: the film funnyman on fame, fatherhood and a painful past". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  5. ^ Matthew Tobey (2015). "Nick Frost". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Actor Nick Frost appointed Humanists UK patron". Humanists UK. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  7. ^ Gilsdorf, Ethan (18 March 2011). "Q&A With Nick Frost and Simon Pegg: Pockets of 'Us-es' Everywhere". Wired. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  8. ^ a b Petski, Denise (19 August 2016). "'Into The Badlands' Casts Nick Frost As Series Regular". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  9. ^ Naugle, Patrick (14 February 2005). "Night of the Laughing Dead: An Interview With Shaun of the Dead Writer/Actor Simon Pegg And Co-Star Nick Frost". Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
  10. ^ "Barking Rugby Football Club - The One Show". 5 October 2015.
  11. '^ "Nick Frost: 'I'll do anything for Money". The Independent. London. 23 May 2010. Archived from the original on 20 June 2022. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  12. ^ "IGN Interviews Nick Frost". 25 October 2005. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  13. ^ Fringe Comedy Awards Interview Retrieved 8 September 2008.
  14. ^ Husband, Stuart (18 July 2013). "Nick Frost: 'It's about time I showed off my smokingly hot side'". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  15. ^ Sturgis, India (4 April 2016). "Nick Frost: 'I don't laugh as much anymore'". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Truths, Half Truths and Little White Lies". 8 October 2015.
  17. ^ Good Movies for Kids [@goodmovies4kids] (20 June 2016). "The new ASTÉRIX & OBELIX movie invades UK cinemas August 19th, with @jackwhitehall @nickjfrost @dickndom & more!" (Tweet). Retrieved 31 July 2018 – via Twitter.
  18. ^ Collinson, Garry (21 June 2016). "Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods set for UK release in August". Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  19. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (22 September 2022). "Nick Frost & Lena Headey To Play Stranded Couple Up Against A Serial Killer In Thriller 'Svalta'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 29 December 2022.
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Nick Frost Awards". IMDB (Index source only). Retrieved 7 December 2022.
  21. ^ "BIFA Winners & Nominations 2004". BIFA. 2004. Retrieved 7 December 2022.
  22. ^ "Shaun of the Dead Movie". 16 May 2022.
  23. ^ "Voting underway for 2011 National Movie Awards". 4 April 2011.
  24. ^ "2014 MTV Movie Awards: Full Nominations List". 6 March 2014.

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