Nick Frost first came to prominence as the gun-mad character Mike Watt in the award-winning Channel 4 sitcom Spaced. Since then, Frost has become one of the UK’s most sought-after actors. He earned a nomination for Most Promising Newcomer from the British Independent Film Awards for his role in the cult zombie movie Shaun of the Dead, starring opposite Simon Pegg. Frost again starred with Pegg in the hugely successful hit comedy Hot Fuzz. Frost’s other film credits include Richard Curtis’ The Boat That Rocked, also for Working Title and Focus Features; Julian Jarrold’s Kinky Boots; Mark Palansky’s Penelope and Nick Moore’s Wild Child.
Frost demonstrated his acting credentials in the BBC’s adaptation of Martin Amis’ best seller Money, directed by Jeremy Lovering. His lead performance garnered acclaim from critics and the author alike. He has also appeared in the Channel 4 sitcom Black Books with Dylan Moran and Bill Bailey, and hosted the Channel 5 series, Danger! 50,000 Volts!, Danger! 50,000 Zombies! and Danger! Incoming Attack! Frost was the lead role in Hyperdrive, a sci-fi comedy series for BBC Two, and starred in two seasons of the BBC sketch comedy series, Man Stroke Woman.
2011 saw the release of Paul, written by and starring Frost and Simon Pegg, which debuted at the top of the UK box office and went on to become an international box office smash. Following Paul, Nick appeared as Ron in Joe Cornish’s award-winning, Attack the Block. Nick also appeared as one half of Hergé’s beloved detective pair Thomson & Thompson, opposite Simon Pegg, in Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s epic performance-capture feature, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.
Last year, Frost lent his voice to the fourth installment of the Ice Age franchise, Ice Age: Continental Drift and also starred as Nion in Rupert Sanders’ blockbuster Snow White and the Huntsman alongside Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Ian McShane.
Nick can also be seen in The World’s End opposite Simon Pegg. This film completes what Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright refer to as The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, consisting of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. Twenty years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell-bent on trying the drinking marathon again. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is not just for their future, but for all of mankind’s. The World’s End also stars Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike and Paddy Considine and was released in July 2013.
2014 saw Nick starring in Cuban Fury, directed by James Griffiths and written by Jon Brown. Nick served as an executive producer on the feature. Cuban Fury is based on an original idea from Frost about a shabby, down-on-his-luck man (played by Frost) who reignites his long-dormant passion for salsa dancing thanks to a new-found love for his gorgeous American boss (played by Rashida Jones). The movie also stars Chris O’Dowd and Olivia Colman. The film was released in February 2014.
Nick’s lent his voice to The Boxtrolls, the 3D and CG hybrid animated adaptation of Alan Snow’s Here Be Monsters. Directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable. Nick featured alongside an impressive voice cast featuring Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg. The Boxtrolls was released in October 2014.
Nick returned to television in Sky Atlantic HD‘s six-episode comedy series, Mr Sloane, from writer/director Robert B. Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm). Nick played the titular Mr. Sloane, alongside Olivia Colman and Ophelia Lovibond. The bittersweet 1960s-set romantic comedy centres on Mr. Sloane’s buttoned-down man in crisis. The series aired in 2014.