Nicholas John Frost (born March 28, 1972) is a British actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, painter and author. His first major role was on the Edgar Wright directed comedy series Spaced (1999-2001), co-created by and starring frequent collaborator and best friend Simon Pegg. He went on to co-star with Pegg in Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy of films, consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), with Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy, and Penelope Wilton; Hot Fuzz (2007), with Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Olivia Coleman, and Paul Freeman; and The World’s End (2013), with Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike.
He also appeared in Joe Cornish’s film Attack the Block (2011), with Jodie Whitaker and John Boyega; a well as co-starred in the sci-fi comedy Paul (2011), with Pegg (whom he also co-wrote with), Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, and Sigourney Weaver. He also played various roles in the sketch show Man Stroke Woman.
Other films include Kinky Boots (2005), with Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Jane Potts, Jemima Rooper, Linda Bassett, and Robert Pugh; Penelope (2008), with Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O’Hara, Peter Dinklage, Richard E. Grant, and Reese Witherspoon; Richard Curtis’ The Boat That Rocked (2009), with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nighy, Rhys Ifans, and Kenneth Branagh; and Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), with Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, and Toby Jones.
Later films include Cuban Fury (2014), with Rashida Jones and Chris O’Dowd; Unfinished Business (2015), with Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, and James Marsden; The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016), with Hemsworth, Theron, Claflin, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain, and Rob Brydon; Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018), with Asa Butterfield, Finn Cole, Hermione Corfield, and Michael Sheen; and Stephen Merchant’s Fighting with My Family (2019), with Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Jack Lowden, Vaughn, and Dwayne Johnson.
Each review will be linked to the title below.
(*seen originally in theaters)
(**seen rereleased in theaters)
- Jim’s Gift (1996) – directed by Bob Keen – TV movie
- Mint Royale: Blue Song (2002) – directed by Edgar Wright – short
- Shaun of the Dead (2004) – directed by Edgar Wright
- Kinky Boots (2005) – directed by Julian Jarrold
- Hot Fuzz (2007)* – directed by Edgar Wright
- Penelope (2008)* – directed by Mark Palansky
- Wild Child (2008) – directed by Nick Moore
- The Boat That Rocked (2008) – directed by Richard Curtis – aka Pirate Radio
- Money (2010) – directed by Jeremy Lovering – miniseries
- Paul (2011)* – directed by Greg Mottola – also co-writer
- Attack the Block (2011) – directed by Joe Cornish
- The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011)* – directed by Steven Spielberg
- Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up: Part 2 (2011) – directed by Steve Martino & Mike Thurmeier – short
- Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) – directed by Rupert Sanders
- Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) – directed by Steve Martino & Michael Thurmeier
- The World’s End (2013)* – directed by Edgar Wright – also executive producer
- Cuban Fury (2014) – directed by James Griffiths – also executive producer
- The Boxtrolls (2014)* – directed by Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi
- Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods (2014) – directed by Alexandre Astier – English dub
- Sober Companion (2014) – directed by Don Scardino – TV movie
- Unfinished Business (2015) – directed by Ken Scott
- Syrenia (2015) – directed by Fraser Grut
- The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) – directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
- Monster Family (2017) – directed by David Safier
- Tomb Raider (2018) – directed by Roar Uthaug – uncredited
- The Festival (2018) – directed by Iain Morris
- Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) – directed by Crispian Mill
- Fighting with My Family (2019) – directed by Stephen Merchant
- Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans (2019) – directed by Dominic Brigstocke
- Vert (2019) – directed by Kate Cox – short
- StarDog and TurboCat (2019) – directed by Ben Smith
- Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob (2021) – directed by Maxwell Atoms, Christina Sotta, & Melchior Zwyer