Nick Frost


Nick Frost
Nick Frost

Frost at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
Born Nicholas John Frost
28 March 1972 (1972-03-28) (age 39)
Dagenham, east London, England
Other names Cutmaster Frost
Occupation Actor, comedian, screenwriter
Years active 1989–present
Spouse Mariangela Frost (2006-present)

Nicholas John "Nick" Frost (born 28 March 1972) is an English actor, comedian and screenwriter. He is best known for his work with Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg in the role of Mike Watt in the television comedy Spaced, as well as the film characters Ed in Shaun of the Dead, PC/Sgt. Danny Butterman in Hot Fuzz, and Clive Gollings in Paul.

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Early life

Frost was born in Dagenham, Essex. Frost attended Beal High School.

Career

He worked as a waiter and appeared in corporate training video clips such as 'Chris Carter and The Coverplan Challenge', a Dixons Group sales video, before gaining fame as Tim's Army-obsessed best friend Mike in the British comedy Spaced, which was written by 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, "The Sketch Show Story" that Victoria narrated, in which Frost played an armed robber who 'shot dead' Acorn Antiques' most lovable character, Mrs Overall (Julie Walters).

In 2002, Frost wrote and presented 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 2002, Frost also co-wrote and starred in The Sofa of Time with Matt King. In 2004, Frost appeared in Shaun of the Dead, a 'rom-zom-com' (romantic zombie comedy), written once again by Pegg along with Spaced director Edgar Wright. The film follows the life of Shaun, a disaffected store clerk who tries to win back his girlfriend in the midst of a zombie outbreak. Frost played Ed, the lovable oaf and best friend of Shaun. In late 2005 he starred in the comedy sketch show Man Stroke Woman, which aired on BBC Three. A second series of Man Stroke Woman was aired on BBC Three during February/March 2007. In early 2006, Frost played the lead character, Commander Henderson, in two series of the BBC Two science fiction sitcom, Hyperdrive. Also in 2006, he acted in a second feature film, Kinky Boots. Frost had a small appearance in the British comedy Look Around You, a parody of 1970s/80s era technology, and schools programming, parodying the format of programmes like Tomorrow's World, as a member of the crowd during a 'live' broadcast, as well as a caveman in the "music" episode in the first series.

Frost and Pegg appeared in a second Pegg-Wright feature, Hot Fuzz, an action and cop genre homage, set in rural Gloucestershire, England. Frost plays bumbling Constable Danny Butterman, who partners up with Pegg's dynamic Nicholas Angel after the latter is transferred from metropolitan London. The pair teamed up again for the 2011 sci-fi movie Paul whose storyline concerned a fugitive alien.

Frost narrates UK's Channel 4 reality show Supernanny, and has made fleeting appearances in the Channel 4 TV surreal medical comedy series Green Wing, as "Just a Man" in pub scenes (when asked by Boyce who he is when talking to Dr. Guy Secretan, he responds, "Just a man.").

Personal life

He is a good friend of fellow actor Simon Pegg. He currently resides with his half-Swedish wife, production executive Mariangela Frost,[1] in St Margarets, London.[2] He previously lived in Finsbury Park,[3] which was also the filming location for Shaun of the Dead. In a 2005 interview, Frost stated that he was raised Catholic and is now an atheist.[4] He is a supporter of West Ham United F.C, as well as being a rugby player, formerly playing for Barking RFC. On 22 June 2011, Frost's wife gave birth to a son.[5]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Casualty Fatso episode "A Breed Apart"
1998 Big Train Construction Worker Episode 1
Engineer Episode 2
1999 Spaced Mike Watt TV Series
2000 Black Books Security System Man episode "The Big Lock-Out"
2001 Acorn Antiques Armed Robber TV series
2002 The Sofa of Time Parker Radio Series
Danger! 50,000 Volts! Host TV Series
2003 Danger! Incoming Attack! Host TV Series
2004 Black Books Paul (Voice) Episode "Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa"
2005 Twisted Tales Keith Episode "Txt Msg Rcvd"
Look Around You Stone-age Man Episode "Music"
Hot Jon Episode "Live Final"
Spider-Plant Man Scientist TV Film
Supernanny Narrator TV Series
Man Stroke Woman Various Roles TV Series
2006 Green Wing Just a Man Episode 1
Hyperdrive Commander Henderson TV Series
2010 Money John Self TV Film
2011 Top Gear Himself Series 16, Episode 4
A Quiet Word With ... Himself Australian conversation show, Series 1, Episode 5[6]
Good News Week Himself Weekly Australian Comedy Panel Show (18 April episode)

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Shaun of the Dead Ed
2005 Kinky Boots Don
2007 Grindhouse Baby Eater Segment: "Don't"
Hot Fuzz Constable/PC/Sergeant Danny Butterman
2008 Wild Child Mr. Christopher
Penelope Max Campion
2009 The Boat that Rocked Dave aka Pirate Radio (North America)
2011 Paul Clive Gollings Co-Written with Simon Pegg
Attack the Block Ron Weed Dealer
The Adventures of Tintin Thomson

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