Nick Frost

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Nick Frost
Nick Frost by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Frost at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2013
BornNicholas John Frost
(1972-03-28) 28 March 1972 (age 42)
Dagenham, East London, England
EducationBeal High School
OccupationActor, Stand up comedian, Writer
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Christina Frost
 
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Nick Frost
Nick Frost by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Frost at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2013
BornNicholas John Frost
(1972-03-28) 28 March 1972 (age 42)
Dagenham, East London, England
EducationBeal High School
OccupationActor, Stand up comedian, Writer
Years active1998–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 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 friend Simon Pegg. He is also well known for his various roles in the sketch show Man Stroke Woman. He also starred in Mr. Sloane as the title character, Jeremy Sloane.

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 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. 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.

Personal life[edit]

Frost is best friends with fellow actor Simon Pegg and the two have appeared alongside each other in several films. 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]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Shaun of the DeadEdChainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated - British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
2005Kinky BootsDon
2006PenelopeMax Campion
2007GrindhouseBaby eaterSegment: Don't
2007Hot FuzzPC Danny Butterman
2008Wild ChildMr. Christopher
2009The Boat that RockedDave
2011PaulClive GollingsAlso co-writer
Nominated - National Movie Award for Performance of the Year
2011Attack the BlockRon
2011The Adventures of TintinThomson (voice)
2012Snow White & the HuntsmanNion
2012Ice Age: Continental DriftFlynn (voice)
2013The World's EndAndy KnightleyAlso executive producer
2014Cuban FuryBruce GarrettAlso executive producer
2014The BoxtrollsMr. Trout (voice)
2015Business TripTBCPost-production
2015SyreniaDr. WellesPost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Big TrainConstruction Worker / Engineer2 episodes
1999–2001SpacedMike Watt14 episodes
2000–2004Black BooksSecurity System Man / Paul (voice)2 episodes
2001Acorn AntiquesArmed robberTelevision special
2002Danger! 50,000 Volts!Host4 episodes
2003Danger! Incoming Attack!Host4 episodes
2005Twisted TalesKeithEpisode: "Txt Msg Rcvd"
2005Look Around YouCaveman / Hot Jon2 episodes
2005Spider-Plant ManScientistTelevision short
2005–2008SupernannyNarrator26 episodes
2005–2007Man Stroke WomanVarious characters12 episodes
2006Green WingJust a ManEpisode #2.8
2006–2007HyperdriveCommander Henderson12 episodes
2010MoneyJohn Self2 episodes
2014Mr. SloaneJeremy SloaneAlso executive producer
6 episodes
2014Mr. Drew's School for BoysNarrator4 episodes
2014Sober CompanionPilot
2014Phineas and FerbEd (voice)Episode: "Night of the Living Pharmacists"
2014Doctor WhoSanta Claus2 episodes: "Death in Heaven" & "Last Christmas"

Radio[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002The Sofa of TimeParkerAlso co-creator and writer

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