Nick Frost

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Nick Frost
Nick Frost by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Nick Frost at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2013
Born Nicholas John Frost
(1972-03-28) 28 March 1972 (age 49)
Dagenham, East London, England
Education Beal High School
Occupation Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Producer, Author
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Christina Frost
Children 1

Nicholas John "Nick" Frost (born 28 March 1972) is a British actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and author. 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 starred in Mr. Sloane as the title character, Jeremy Sloane.

Early life

Frost was born in Dagenham, East London, the son of office furniture designers.[1] When he was ten his sister died of an asthma attack aged 18.[2] He attended Beal High School in Ilford.[3] 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. 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.[2]


He 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 Spaced (1999–2001), which 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

Frost is good friends with fellow actor Simon Pegg and the two have appeared alongside each other in several films. In a 2005 interview, Frost stated that he was brought up as a Catholic[4] but is now an atheist along with Simon Pegg. He is a supporter of West Ham United, as well as being a rugby player, formerly playing for Barking RFC.

Frost's mother passed away in 2005.[5]

Frost lived with his half-Swedish wife, production executive Christina,[6] in St Margarets, London.[7] They married in 2008. He previously lived in Finsbury Park,[8] which was also the filming location for Shaun of the Dead. On 22 June 2011, Christina gave birth to the couple's son. They separated in 2013.[9][5]

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.[10]



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
2007 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
2011 Attack the Block Ron
2011 The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Thomson (voice)
2012 Snow White & the Huntsman Nion
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Flynn (voice)
2013 The World's End Andy Knightley Also executive producer
2014 Cuban Fury Bruce Garrett Also executive producer
2014 The Boxtrolls Mr. Trout (voice)
2015 Unfinished Business Bill Whilmsley
2015 Syrenia Dr. Welles
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War Nion Post-production


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! Host 4 episodes
2003 Danger! Incoming Attack! Host 4 episodes
2005 Twisted Tales Keith Episode: "Txt Msg Rcvd"
2005 Look Around You Caveman / Hot Jon 2 episodes
2005 Spider-Plant Man Scientist Television short
2005–2008 Supernanny Narrator 26 episodes
2005–2007 Man Stroke Woman Various characters 12 episodes
2006 Green Wing Just a Man Episode #2.8
2006–2007 Hyperdrive Commander Henderson 12 episodes
2010 Money John Self 2 episodes
2014 Mr. Sloane Jeremy Sloane Also executive producer
6 episodes
2014 Mr. Drew's School for Boys Narrator 4 episodes
2014 Sober Companion Pilot
2014 Phineas and Ferb Ed (voice) Episode: "Night of the Living Pharmacists"
2014 Doctor Who Santa Claus 2 episodes


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


  1. "Nick Frost: Being funny is like a six-pack for a fat man". The Evening Standard. Retrieved 26 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Nick Frost: the film funnyman on fame, fatherhood and a painful past". The Guardian. 4 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Nick Frost". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 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". Retrieved 29 January 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 BBC Scotland - The Janice Forsyth Show - Nick Frost 2015 interview with Edi Stark at BBC Programmes
  6. "Nick Frost: 'I'll do anything for 'Money". The Independent. London. 23 May 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Retrieved 8 September 2010
  8. Fringe Comedy Awards Interview Retrieved 8 September 2008
  9. Husband, Stuart (18 July 2013). "Nick Frost: 'It's about time I showed off my smokingly hot side'". The Telegraph. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Frost, Nick (4 October 2015). "Nick Frost: 'When the end comes it's horrible'". The Guardian. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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