Nicholas John Frost (born 28 March 1972) is an English and Welsh actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, painter and author. 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 his frequent collaborator and best friend Simon Pegg. He also played various roles in the sketch show Man Stroke Woman.
Frost at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Nicholas John Frost
28 March 1972
|Education||Beal High School|
(m. 2008; div. 2015)
Frost was born in Dagenham, London, the son of John Frost and his Welsh wife, Tricia (died 2005), who were office furniture designers. When he was ten, his sister died of an asthma attack, aged 18. He attended Beal High School in Ilford. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. Frost is a patron of Humanists UK. He is a supporter of West Ham United and the Wales national football team, as well as being a rugby player, formerly playing for Barking RFC.
Frost lived with his half-Swedish wife, production executive Mariangela, in St Margarets, London. They married in 2008. He previously lived in Finsbury Park, which was also the filming location for Shaun of the Dead. On 22 June 2011, Mariangela gave birth to the couple's son. They separated in 2013, and later divorced.
|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|
|2014||Mr. Sloane||Jeremy Sloane||6 episodes; also executive producer|
|Mr. Drew's School for Boys||Narrator (voice)||4 episodes|
|Phineas and Ferb||Ed (voice)||Episode: "Night of the Living Pharmacists"|
|Doctor Who||Santa Claus||2 episodes|
|2016||Galavant||Andre||Episode: "Giants vs. Dwarves"|
|2017–2019||Into the Badlands||Bajie||24 episodes|
|2017–present||Sick Note||Dr. Ian Glennis||14 episodes|
|2018–2019||3Below||Stuart (voice)||19 episodes|
|2020–present||Truth Seekers||Gus||8 episodes; also co-creator, writer and executive producer|
|2021||The Nevers||Declan Orrun||Main cast|
|2002||The Sofa of Time||Parker||Also co-creator and writer|
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- "Actor Nick Frost appointed Humanists UK patron". Humanists UK. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- "Nick Frost: 'I'll do anything for Money". The Independent. London. 23 May 2010. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- "IGN Interviews Nick Frost". 25 October 2005. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- Fringe Comedy Awards Interview Retrieved 8 September 2008.
- Husband, Stuart (18 July 2013). "Nick Frost: 'It's about time I showed off my smokingly hot side'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- Sturgis, India. "Nick Frost: 'I don't laugh as much anymore'". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, Ltd. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- Frost, Nick. "The Guardian". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group.[dead link]
- 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.
- Collinson, Garry (21 June 2016). "Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods set for UK release in August". Retrieved 31 July 2018.
- "Battling barnacles! Nick Frost to play Captain Pugwash". Chortle. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
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