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Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is one of London's finest policemen. He’s so good, he makes everyone else look bad and as a result his superiors send him to a place where his talents won’t be quite so embarrassing: the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford, where there hasn't been a recorded murder for twenty years. Once there, he meets the well-meaning but overeager police officer Danny Butterman (Nick Frost). Danny is a huge action movie fan and believes his new big-city partner might just be a real-life "bad boy," and his chance to experience the life of gunfights and car chases he so longs for. Among the inhabitants of the tight-knit community that Angel meets during his first days in the village is Simon Skinner (Dalton), the charming but sinister manager of the local Somerfield supermarket. Soon, Angel manages to clear up some of the town's various misdemeanours that would usually go unnoticed, such as underage drinkers, but also crimes such as a farmer storing a huge supply of illegal weapons in his barn. No other significant crimes seem forthcoming on Angel's beat, with the most pressing concern he appears to face a swan that has escaped from it's owner. Faced with the reality of his situation and urged on by Danny, Angel and his new partner go out for drinks at the pub and the two bond over action movies.
A series of grisly "accidents" rock the village - seemingly committed by a cloaked and hooded individual. Angel is increasingly convinced that Sandford is not what it seems, but clashes with the other officers - in particular the two detectives on the force who believe he's nothing more than an uptight city cop with an overactive imagination. Angel is warned not to become too obsessed with a case that could be a loose end, and is told that this very situation caused his predecessor, Sergeant Popwell (another officer transferred in from the Metropolitan police), to have a nervous breakdown. However, Angel refuses to drop the investigation and when he witnesses the local florist murdered by the cloaked figure he chases him through the flower gardens, only to be outrun by the surprisingly athletic killer.
At first, Angel deduces that all of the victims were murdered for their involvement in a lucrative property deal regarding the florist's land. He is then assaulted by the cloaked murderer, who is unmasked as the giant trolley boy of the Somerfield supermarket under the instruction of the proprieter, Skinner. From the walkie talkie that Skinner used to communicate with his deadly associate, Angel is lead to a nearby castle where shocking revelations ensue. It is discovered that Inspector Butterman and the Neighbourhood Watch Allliance (NWA), intent on keeping Sandford's title of 'Village of the Year', have been murdering anyone who lessen the village's image. Angel's life is threatened when he confronts the NWA, and he flees - only to discover the bodies of Sergeant Popwell, the underage drinkers and other "problem" people whom Angel had encountered earlier. Eventually Angel is cornered by the NWA and is stabbed by Danny. It seems that Danny was a member of the NWA all along. Angel is locked in the boot of Danny's car and driven out of town. Once safely beyond the village limits, Danny releases Angel and it becomes clear that Angel was not actually harmed - Danny had put a notepad and tomato sauce sachet in Angel's chest pocket. Danny advises him to take his car and leave, and reveals that he didn't know about the murders and thought the NWA was simply a "rap on the knuckles" to wrongdoers.
Angel decides to stop the NWA once and for all and drives back to the town, stealing the weapons from the evidence lockup he had seized from a farmer earlier on and then riding into the village on horseback. Once there, he meets with Danny and the two roam the town dispatching or disarming the members of the NWA in a series of frantic gunfights. They are confronted by the Sandford Police Force, but quickly win them over. The Sandford Police Force battle the NWA in the supermarket, while Danny and Angel pursue Skinner and Inspector Butterman. They finally catch up with the two when they crash into a large model village. There, Angel defeats Skinner and arrests Butterman, who tries to drive away but crashes into a tree while being attacked by the escapee swan seen earlier in the film.
Later, as the crews are cleaning up the mess in the now-destroyed model village, Angel's old supervisors arrive from London. They ask Angel to return to the London force, having discovered that their crime statistics have risen drastically since he has been gone - but Angel refuses, saying that he likes it in Sandford and he has a lot of paperwork to do. Back at the station, the officer's celebrations are interrupted by the only surviving member of the NWA who wasn't arrested, Tom Weaver, who tries to shoot Angel but instead hits Danny, who dives in the way of the shot. Angel kicks a metal waste bin at Weaver's head, knocking him backwards into the evidence lock up where he accidentally sets off a confiscated sea mine, blowing up the station. A year later, Angel arrives at the cemetery, in front of a gravestone marked "Butterman". Angel asks if the flowers are okay, and Danny (having survived being shot) says the flowers are fine - they are actually at the gravesite of Danny's mother. Angel has been promoted to Inspector and Danny to Sergeant, and the film ends as they go back to working the beat together in Sandford.
Wild About Movies recently sat with the two stars of "Hot Fuzz," Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, in Los Angeles.
Wild About Movies: Another day talking about this movie. Does it get tiring?
Nick Frost: The fifty-first straight day.
Simon Pegg: No, we never get tired of it. We love our film and we love selling it.
Wild About Movies: What was more challenging, Shaun of the Dead or "Hot Fuzz"?
Simon Pegg: They were challenging in different ways, physically Hot Fuzz was more challenging than Shaun of the Dead because it was just a bigger deal. There was more demand on us physically, and there was a lot of running around, and the daily strain was tough, wasn't it, Nick?
Nick Frost: Yeah, it was. When the three of us do a film, we all have a tremendous work ethic. And I have to explain to my girlfriend, 'I am Edgar's now for four months.' And it's literally that...
Simon Pegg: You're mine forever.
Nick Frost: And I'm yours forever. But you're working from half five till 9 every day, six days a week for four months, three months. You just have to prepare that you're not going to see your cat for four months.
Wild About Movies: Was there any pressure to getting the follow-up written?
Simon Pegg: Oh yeah, definitely, but the pressure was entirely from home though, you know. It was from ourselves. We didn't want to disappoint anybody or come across as being one-trick ponies. We wanted to do it again and do it bigger and better, so that pressure was very much a positive thing.
Wild About Movies: Are you your own worst critic?
Simon Pegg: No, Christopher Tookey in The Daily Mail is our worst critic. Yeah, absolutely, we just want to make something that we'd want to watch, and that goes for every aspect of the film in terms of the posters and stuff – we always want it to look like something that we would go and see. We start worrying if it starts to be something other than that.
Wild About Movies: How has your acting relationship grown over the years? Have you reached a distinct comfort zone?
Simon Pegg: I feel less responsible for Nick these days. At first, I felt I introduced him into acting and I felt very protective of him when we were doing Spaced together. I'd come to be there when he was…
Nick Frost: I'd catch him off set like that watching in the monitor.
Simon Pegg: But now I don't need to. Now he's so …
Nick Frost: You can say good.
Simon Pegg: Grounded. I wouldn't go that far. Now, he's matured so much as an actor, I can quite happily not be at work when he's – I don't feel like I have to protect him anymore. But our working relationship is the same as ever. It's just the same as daily life.
Wild About Movies: When you were researching this film, did you spend time with the cops?
Simon Pegg: Yeah, yeah.
Wild About Movies: In London?
Simon Pegg: In both London and the countryside.
Wild About Movies: What's the best single piece of advice you got from the cops?
Nick Frost: Uh, don't get shot.
Simon Pegg: It was interesting because in the city, it's very different the way that they're policing the city. It's obviously determined by the amount of crime in terms of there's a lot of proactive crime in this city as in any city. There's a lot of mugging and street crime; whereas in the countryside, it gets a little bit more insidious. There's more alcohol related and more domestic crimes, you know, bored kids and stuff. And there's less police officers in the countryside. There's 250 for every square – no, there's nine cops for every 250 square miles in the country, and nine cops for every one square mile in the city, so there's far more personnel in the city. But then they're dealing with stuff that's far more immediate than the country. In the film, the whole idea that Angel throws all those kids out of the pub was supposed to show that he gets that wrong, because the whole point of it is the fact that he has to then go on and arrest all of them for being drunk and disorderly. The reason they're in the pub is to stop the police from having to – and they do that in the countryside, they do accommodate the younger kids.
Wild About Movies: Did you actually go on ridealongs with the cops?
Simon Pegg: Yeah, we did. Nick, you were involved in a low-speed tractor chase.
Nick Frost: Yeah, some junkie nicked a tractor and fell asleep at the wheel - never got more than 8 mile an hour, pretty thrilling. It's odd when you're with a cop and he pulls over a suspected burglar, 'cause you think, 'cause you're standing next to him and the cop is talking to him. You're thinking, 'If he runs now, then I'll have to get a hold of him.' It's odd, you get an odd flutter. You might not know. It might be a man thing.
Wild About Movies: Is there any Angel in you?
Simon Pegg: In me? Not at all, none whatsoever. I'm not like him at all. I'm more like Tim or Shaun. Angel's like a machine.
Wild About Movies: Well he grows as a result.
Simon Pegg: Maybe in terms of his sort of ambition or his resolve, but he's got a huge amount of… The thing about Angel is he's not like Dirty Harry, he's not like a renegade, or even a quasi-fascist. He's really sort of liberal. He's like the perfect policeman. He just doesn't know how to switch it off, that's all.
Wild About Movies: What's it like having dolls of yourself from Shaun of the Dead?
Nick Frost: It's insane. It's great. I talk.
Wild About Movies: You've got a 12-inch, too.
Simon Pegg: Yeah, I saw it. I've got a 12-inch doll. I walked past the Forbidden Planet in Dublin and saw it in the window and went, 'Hang on, no one sent me one of these. I should have one.'
Wild About Movies: Was it odd buying your own doll?
Simon Pegg: I didn't have to pay for it. He said, 'You shouldn't have to buy this,' and he gave it to me.
Nick Frost: And then, his loyal friend Ed, with shovel. And it's complete with debris and headlamps.
Wild About Movies: There's one with a zombie head.
Simon Pegg: There is a zombie head.
Nick Frost: It comes with a zombie head.
Simon Pegg: We told them not to do that one because he didn't have zombie arms, so he put the head on and he looked like he was half and half.
Nick Frost: So we said we'd do a separate zombie head if they want it. My parents would be so proud.
Wild About Movies: Instead of a free doll, shouldn't you be getting a royalty check?
Simon Pegg: You'd think.
Nick Frost: It's not all about the money.
Wild About Movies: Would you two want to work independently as actors?
Nick Frost: I think we do.
Simon Pegg: We do. We've probably done more apart than we do together, but I think the things we all did together as a three.
Wild About Movies: What are you doing now?
Simon Pegg: We're writing a film right now that we're going to shoot over here in the autumn, in the fall.
Wild About Movies: You two are writing?
Nick Frost: Yeah.
Simon Pegg: Yeah, and I think Edgar is going to direct. I think he might or script supervise or produce or something.
Wild About Movies: Can you talk about it?
Simon Pegg: Not really.
Nick Frost: Not really.
Wild About Movies: Is it a comedy?
Nick Frost: Yeah.
Simon Pegg: Yeah, but we just want to not talk about it until it's finalized.
Wild About Movies: Would you play Americans or British?
Simon Pegg: No, British.
Nick Frost: British.
Wild About Movies: There's something in IMDB called La Triviata that you're involved with.
Simon Pegg: No, that was the TV series that we shelved years ago, but then somebody made up a story in the press about the fact that it was back on and it's not. I don't know why that story was made up.
Nick Frost: It's the oddest story to make up.
Simon Pegg: I know, you might as well say I was having an affair with Nick.
Nick Frost: Why is that so odd?
Simon Pegg: That would be more interesting, that could be a sitcom.
Wild About Movies: You took a road trip to prepare for that?
Simon Pegg: Yeah, we did.
Wild About Movies: Where did you go exactly?
Simon Pegg: We just went across the mid-west America. The film will probably take in that journey.
Nick Frost: It was an eight day drive.
Wild About Movies: How was that experience?
Nick Frost: It was fine.
Simon Pegg: It was amazing. We picked up a very bright, shiny RV here in LA, and we returned it seven days later fucked up. Cause when you hit loads and loads of snow and stuff, it was knackered. I think the official diagnosis was that its brain had broken.
Nick Frost: The on-board computer had gone down.
Simon Pegg: But it got so cold that the deodorant froze in bottles and it had gotten down to minus 17.
Wild About Movies: What states did you guys visit?
Nick Frost: We drove across Nevada and Utah and Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado.
Wild About Movies: What did you discover on this journey?
Nick Frost: What did we discover? That Nevada is big and empty.
Simon Pegg: America is very big.
Nick Frost: There were two days when we drove across Nevada where we actually felt fairly suicidal 'cause we hadn't seen – because it's massive, and you don't see anyone. You drive on one two-lane black top for 80 miles and you can see it stretching and then you'd get to the end of it and there'd be a little hump and you'd think, 'Ah, great. What's next?'
Simon Pegg: Another…
Wild About Movies: What were you aware of about your characters in Hot Fuzz?
Simon Pegg: Just that they go on. I think with Shaun of the Dead you had a story of a man who was learning how to take responsibility, and in Hot Fuzz it's a man learning how to let go. I think it's a very sweet relationship in the heart of it, and Danny and Angel sort of complete each other in a way. Angel brings to Danny the sort of adventure and excitement that he wants, and Danny brings to Angel a bit of humility and a bit of humanity. He teaches him how to be a person rather than a machine. I think that's quite sweet. At the heart of all the pyrotechnics and all the kind of bombasters is a little romance which is quite nice.
Wild About Movies: Is there a message to the movie?
Simon Pegg: Yeah, it's ok to watch firework displays.
Wild About Movies: And Bad Boys 2.
Nick Frost: It's fun to watch Bad Boys 2, but then you have to watch Run, Lola, Run or L'Appartement straight after.
Simon Pegg: Basically what we're saying is there's a place for a spectacle – dumb fun is ok. And sometimes, you do have to switch off that big melon of yours and just enjoy yourself.
Wild About Movies: What inspires you guys as writers and actors?
Simon Pegg: Who does inspire us?
Nick Frost: He inspires me.
Simon Pegg: Awwww.
Nick Frost: But yeah, he does inspire me. I know it sounds a bit wanky but...
Wild About Movies: Friendship is such a big part of the characters that you've played in your last two films and in Spaced as well.
Simon Pegg: It's a bit of a rip-off, isn't it really?
Nick Frost: I'd like us to play enemies in the next film.
Wild About Movies: Would you ever consider doing something like that?
Nick Frost: We'd still have that chemistry as enemies.
Simon Pegg: But then we wouldn't be able to share as much screen time together. It'd only be in the final battle that we'd come together.
Nick Frost: Well – A red baron.
Simon Pegg: I thought the whole point of us making films was that we got to hang out together for three months.
Nick Frost: We'd still hang out. I'd come down to set and see how you're doing.
Wild About Movies: Speaking of fun, what was it like getting into that full blown action stuff at the end of the film?
Nick Frost: It was great fun, wasn't it?
Simon Pegg: Oh, it was a daily joy to come into work and jump off things, shooting. It doesn't get more fun than that.
Wild About Movies: Do your own fantasies come to life?
Simon Pegg: Oh yeah, absolutely. Firing off two 'nines' while sleeping through the day.
Wild About Movies: When you're doing an action sequence, what music plays through your head?
Simon Pegg: Well, from now on it'll be the theme from Hot Fuzz which is amazing. David Arnold's music is just great.
Nick Frost: Mine is hard house, very hard house music. I kind of have a posh on for it.
Simon Pegg: For me, it's sort of John Williams style, big orchestra, dramatic sort of music, that's what I had in my grommets when I was...
Wild About Movies: How different is your relationship as writers than as actors?
Nick Frost: We've written together before.
Simon Pegg: Yeah, we have.
Nick Frost: And other than the aborted sitcom.
Simon Pegg: I'm going to say the process is quite organic, which actually means we're both fairly lazy. We do what Edgar and Simon do. We just sit there in an office and we thrash it out line by line, and it's not always easy. We sit there and…
Nick Frost: We've written two things. We wrote La Triviata, the episodes of that, which we then shelved just because Shaun of the Dead took off and took us in a different direction. And we also wrote a sitcom called Magnetic Park which was a lost classic, I think.
Simon Pegg: It was too expensive.
Nick Frost: It was about two park keepers, who took care of a little park in London – but once you went into the park, it was the size of Snowdonia. It was small.
Simon Pegg: There were lots of mythological creatures there, and they had a low-speed chase with a giant tortoise.
Wild About Movies: When did you write this?
Simon Pegg: Years ago. It was just after Spaced.
Wild About Movies: Would you ever take it off the shelf?
Nick Frost: It's unmakeable. They told it to R&R when we wrote it about firing a rifle at a tortoise and the bullet bounced off into a tree, and a lion falls out of the tree – they didn't know how to stage it. But sometimes we'll go into work and we'll write a crackin' joke and we'll take the rest of the day off, watch a film, or something.
Simon Pegg: We'll go shopping.
Nick Frost: Edgar and Simon are much different. Edgar's the real taskmaster in it, and you'll sit and hammer it out all day.
Wild About Movies: Was it different shooting the Grindhouse trailer?
Simon Pegg: Yeah, I came in and sat in make-up for about three and a half hours, and then was in front of the camera for about ten minutes, and that was it. 'Cause with a trailer, all you do is shoot the money shots. Nick, you had a bit longer, didn't you?
Nick Frost: Yeah, I was there for a few hours. Well these things, you kind of get roped into them, and you don't know what to expect, and then you're standing in your underpants covered in mud while there's loads of people watching you.
Simon Pegg: You liked it, didn't you?
Nick Frost: I did. Yeah, I did.
Wild About Movies: What is the rehearsal process like for you two?
Simon Pegg: We read the scenes out, we rehearse the scenes, and then if anything comes to mind, like for instance at the end of the scene when Angel is pursuing the shoplifter and I asked Danny why he didn't tell me he knew him, and he says 'I couldn't see his face' then he added, 'Well, I'm not made of eyes.' Which Nick just said to me, 'I liked that. We'll keep it in.' And that happened a few times. The whole Danny doing the (spitting) thing, that was always written in the script as just that, but Nick came up with the 'Jog on' line which is a kind of west country expression for politely telling someone to go away.
Wild About Movies: Did you think Shaun of the Dead would become so popular?
Simon Pegg: I don't know what we thought when we were shooting it to be honest. I think we just wanted to get it made. There's a lot of heart in that film, and it's made by people who know what they're talking about in terms of the genre. As I've said, we make films for ourselves, and it just happens that there are a lot of people just like us everywhere who just love films and love detail, and get a kick out of comedy. I suppose it kind of struck a cord with those people, I guess.
Nick Frost: There's a lot of people like Shaun out there, and I think when you're at University or you're a 20-year-old man, there's a lot of exports to be played. And there's a lot of people like Shaun who had nothing on auteurs and stuff. We hear that most, people saying 'It really touched us because I know so and so and he's a bit like Ed' or 'We got a flatmate who's horrible.'
Wild About Movies: Do you want to work more in the States? Do you like the L.A. scene?
Nick Frost: Yeah, I like L.A., and I really like the States. But, as an actor, you don't have to come and live in the States to make films, 'cause not as many films are made here in L.A. now. Chances are if you move here, you'll have to move somewhere else to make another one. But at our core, we're British filmmakers, and I think we're doing okay so far making films in the U.K.. We're going to shoot this movie over here in the fall.
Wild About Movies: Is there a studio behind it?
Simon Pegg: Yeah. It's Working Title again and Universal.
Wild About Movies: Any word from Kathryn Bigelow or Michael Bay about what they think about the movie?
Simon Pegg: I'd like Kathryn Bigelow to see it and Michael Bay; we've heard from Shane Black, who really loved it. He's one of the guys who inspired us, and he's a great writer.
Nick Frost: I want Will Smith to see it.
Simon Pegg: Yeah, I love Will Smith. Keanu –
Wild About Movies: They all had to sign permission.
Nick Frost: Yeah, they did.
Simon Pegg: Yeah, they had to sign their likenesses away.
Nick Frost: Good on them!
Simon Pegg: Absolutely. Yeah, I'd love those people to see it. I can't say I'm as much a Michael Bay fan as I am a George Romero fan by any means, so getting George's nod for Shaun of the Dead was an enormous thrill.
Nick Frost: It was like being blessed by the zombie pope.
Simon Pegg: It was and then being there it was fun.
Wild About Movies: You already have Shaun of the Dead dolls. Do you want Danny and Angel dolls?
Simon Pegg: I think there's a lot of potential for it.
Nick Frost: The falling through shot with the two guns. The arsenal. Absolutely.
Wild About Movies: How was it to be on set with the other British character actors?
Simon Pegg: It was great. They were just amazing people. Jim Broadbent approached us after Shaun of the Dead, as did Paddy Considine, who's a brilliant young actor. Everyone else, we just had to get the script out to. Timothy Dalton and his son had seen Shaun of the Dead here in LA and liked it. He's amazing in it. Billie Whitelaw's son, we used his flat in Shaun of the Dead, so when the script came to his mom, he said, 'You should do this one.'
Wild About Movies: Even though she's retired?
Simon Pegg: Yeah, she came out of retirement, bless her, and was great. Edward Woodward (of television's "The Equalizer" fame), he just read it and liked it.
Wild About Movies: I didn't know he was still working.
Simon Pegg: He's not really, he works a lot less than he used to because he's 76.
Nick Frost: I don't think he'll do many more.
Simon Pegg: He said, 'This will probably be the last thing I ever do.' And then he cropped up on some massive BBC TV series a few weeks later. He's hilarious, Edward.
Nick Frost: He's just unrelenting.
Simon Pegg: He's a real raconteur. He's just a star. We were very pleased with this. He actually turned down a cameo in The Wicker Man remake – probably exactly the right thing to do. But he did Hot Fuzz, which is essentially, at the heart of it, inspired by that film. The Wicker Man was the last film that had a British uniformed police officer at its center.
Wild About Movies: And a naked Britt Ekland.
Simon Pegg: And a naked Britt Ekland, which we didn't have unfortunately. There was no room for naked women in Hot Fuzz. It says a lot about it. We did have a kind of love story. Obviously, Angel has his ex-girlfriend and she says, 'Until you find somebody you care about more than your job, you won't be able to switch off.' And then he does, but it's Danny. We did have a female actress.
Wild About Movies: So it's a gay subtext.
Simon Pegg: Oh totally, yeah.
Nick Frost: You noticed?
Simon Pegg: I noticed you staring longingly at my lips.
Nick Frost: That was Vicky.
Simon Pegg: There was a character called Vicky, who we actually excised in the end because we realized that the real romance was here. Not only did we lose the female character, but we gave Danny all her lines.
Wild About Movies: Have you done a lot of traveling to promote this movie?
Nick Frost: Let's just put it this way, I have my BA (British Airways) executive silver card now.
BELOW - SIMON PEGG and NICK FROST mini-Biographies!
Simon Pegg Bio!
In 1993 Simon Pegg moved to London and gigged on the stand-up comedy circuit before breaking into television comedy in Asylum, Six Pairs of Pants, Faith in the Future, Big Train and Hippies. From 1998 to 2004, Simon Pegg regularly featured on BBC Radio 4's The 99p Challenge. In 1999, Simon Peggcreated and co-wrote the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced with Jessica Stevenson. For this project Simon Pegg brought in Frost, his best friend. For his performance in this series Simon Pegg was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Male Comedy Newcomer. Simon Peggco-wrote (with Spaced director Edgar Wright) and starred in the "romantic zombie comedy" film Shaun of the Dead, released in April 2004. At George A. Romero's invitation, Simon Pegg and Wright made cameo appearances in Romero's latest zombie film, Land of the Dead. Simon Pegg's other credits include the World War II miniseries Band of Brothers, guest appearances on Black Books, Brass Eye Special, I'm Alan Partridge , The Parole Officer and in the Factory Records story 24 Hour Party People. Simon Pegg also played the mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha, the Strontium Dog, in a series of Big Finish Productions audio plays based on the character from British comic 2000 AD. Simon Pegg appeared in the Big Finish Productions Doctor Who audio story Invaders From Mars as Don Chaney, and portrayed the Editor in the 2005 Doctor Who episode The Long Game. Simon Pegg also narrated the first series of the documentary series Doctor Who Confidential. For Series 2, Mark Gatiss replaced Simon Pegg as narrator. In Series 3, Simon Pegg will return to narrate all episodes except Episode 10, which will be narrated by David Tennant. Simon Pegg auditioned for a part in the romantic comedy, Love Actually. The part Simon Pegg auditioned for was taken by the actor Rowan Atkinson. Upon completion of Shaun of the Dead, Simon Pegg was questioned on whether he would be abandoning the British film industry for bigger and better things, to which he replied "It's not like I'm going to run off and do Mission: Impossible III!" which he then promptly went on to do, playing Benji Dunn, an I.M.F. technician who assists Tom Cruise's character, Ethan Hunt. In 2006 Simon Pegg played an American character, Gus, in Big Nothing alongside David Schwimmer. In 2007, Pegg and Wright completed their second film, Hot Fuzz, released in February 2007. The film is a police-action movie homage and also stars Nick Frost. Pegg plays Nicholas Angel, a London policeman who is transferred to rural Sandford (low crime town), where grisly events start taking place. Simon Pegg is to appear in The Good Night and is currently filming "Run, Fat Boy, Run" directed by David Schwimmer and co-starring Thandie Newton and Hank Azaria.
Nick Frost Bio!
Born in Essex, Nick Frost worked as a waiter and appeared in corporate promotional videos such 'Chris Carter and The Coverplan Challenge', a Dixons group sales video, before gaining fame as Tim's Army-obsessed best friend Mike in the British comedy Spaced, which was written by Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson and aired on Channel 4 for two series. Although Nick Frost wasn't an actor before this (though he had appeared in Pegg's first major comedy series, Big Train, as an extra on several occasions), he created the character of Mike to amuse Pegg, his flatmate at the time. Pegg liked it so much that he wrote the character into Spaced. In 2001, Nick Frost played a small role in an one-off episode of Victoria Wood's Acorn Antiques. This was a specially written episode shown during the series, The Sketch Show Story that Victoria narrated, in which Nick played an armed robber who 'shot dead' Acorn Antiques' most lovable character, Mrs Overall (Julie Walters). In 2002, Nick Frost wrote and presented a TV show called 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 2002, Nick Frost also co-wrote and starred in The Sofa of Time with Matt King. In 2004, Nick Frost appeared in Shaun of the Dead, a 'rom-zom-com' (romantic comedy, with zombies), written once again by Pegg along with Spaced director Edgar Wright. The film follows the life of Shaun, a disaffected store clerk who tries to win back his girlfriend in the midst of a zombie outbreak. Nick Frost played Ed, the lovable oaf and best friend of Shaun. Also in 2006, Nick Frost acted in a second feature film, Kinky Boots. In late 2005 Nick Frost starred in the comedy sketch show Man Stroke Woman, which aired on BBC3. A second series of Man Stroke Woman was aired on BBC3 during February/March 2007. In early 2006, Nick Frost played the lead character, Commander Henderson, in new BBC Two sci-fi sitcom, Hyperdrive. Nick Frost has recently completed a second series of Hyperdrive which will air in May on BBC2, 2007. Nick Frost and Pegg appeared in a second Pegg-Wright feature, Hot Fuzz, an action and cop genre homage, set in rural Gloucestershire, England. Nick Frost plays bumbling Constable Danny Butterman, who partners up with Pegg's dynamic Nicholas Angel after the latter is transferred from metropolitan London. Nick Frost narrates Channel 4 reality show Supernanny, a surprise hit show in the US/Canada, and has made fleeting appearances in the Channel 4 TV surreal medical comedy series Green Wing, as "Just a Man" in pub scenes.
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