March 28, 1972 (51)
Nick Frost began his acting journey with the critically acclaimed British sitcom Spaced, where his portrayal of the character Mike Watt earned him significant recognition. His acting career took a monumental leap with the release of the 2004 horror comedy Shaun of the Dead. His depiction of Ed, the protagonist’s best friend, was much lauded, and the film established him as a notable talent in the film industry. His collaborations with director Edgar Wright and actor Simon Pegg continued with Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, completing what is known as the “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy. Frost’s remarkable versatility has also been showcased in films like Paul, a 2011 science fiction comedy, and the 2013 dance comedy Cuban Fury. On the television front, he starred in the series Into the Badlands and lent his voice for the animated series The Nevers and Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Frost’s collaborations with other artists and celebrities have been instrumental in shaping his career. Simon Pegg has been a frequent collaborator and close friend, with their partnership spanning across films like Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul, and The World’s End. Edgar Wright, who directed the “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy, is another significant collaborator. Frost has also worked with Seth Rogen, who co-wrote and starred in Paul. In the realm of animation, he lent his voice alongside actors like Matt Berry and Susan Wokoma in The Nevers. His work in Into the Badlands saw him share screen space with Daniel Wu and Emily Beecham.
Over the course of his career, Frost has been acknowledged for his significant contributions to the acting world. His performance in Shaun of the Dead won him the Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2005. Frost and his co-star Simon Pegg were awarded the Bram Stoker Award for Best Screenplay for Shaun of the Dead. His role in Hot Fuzz was recognized with a nomination for an Empire Award for Best Actor in 2007.