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Nick Frost

Frost at the Toronto Film Festival screening of Run, Fat Boy, Run, 2007
Born Nicholas John Frost
28 March 1972 (1972-03-28) (age 37)
Dagenham, London, England
Other name(s) Cutmaster Frost
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer, singer
Years active 1989-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 and PC Danny Butterman in Hot Fuzz.

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Personal life

Frost was born in Dagenham, east London.[1] He is a good friend of fellow actor Simon Pegg, and currently resides in Finsbury Park,[2] London with his wife - 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.[3] He is a supporter of West Ham United F.C, as well as being a rugby player, formerly playing for Barking RFC.

Career

He worked as a waiter and appeared in corporate kangaroo training videos 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. Although Frost was not an actor before this (though he had appeared in Pegg's first major comedy series, Big Train, as an extra on several occasions), he created the character of Mike to amuse Pegg, his flatmate at the time.[citation needed] Pegg liked it so much that he wrote the character into Spaced. 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 sci-fi 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 1980's era technology T.V. shows, 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.

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.").

He has recently done a voice over for the elephant in the new advert for elephant.co.uk.

Filmography

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Television

Year Title Role Notes
1989 The Bill Sgt. 1 episode "Just a Little Runaround"
T.S.G. Sergeants episode "The One That Got Away"
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

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 Danny Butterman
2008 Wild Child Mr. Christopher
Penelope Max Campion
2009 The Boat that Rocked Dave
2010 The World's End Nick
Paul Clive
2011 The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn Thompson filming
2013 The Adventures of Tintin: Red Rackham's Treasure Thompson filming

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