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Big fuss for Hot Fuzz

27 February 2007

Off-beat police comedy Hot Fuzz, the latest film from Bristol graduate Simon Pegg (BA 1991), shot to the top of the British box office on its opening weekend.

The film reunites Simon with director Edgar Wright and actor Nick Frost as the team that gave us the incredibly successful Shaun Of The Dead and cult TV series Spaced.

The plot unfolds around London super-cop, Police Constable Nicholas Angel (Pegg), who finds himself reassigned to the sleepy West Country village of Sandford. He teams up with local village policeman Danny Butterman (Frost), to solve a series of murders. The film is crammed full of police car chases, brilliant one-liners, feisty locals, dark secrets, blood, gore and the occasional severed head.

In addition to Oscar winner Jim Broadbent, the stellar line-up of talent includes Paddy Considine, Steve Coogan, Timothy Dalton, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Edward Woodward and Stephen Merchant.

The film is crammed full of police car chases, brilliant one-liners, feisty locals, dark secrets, blood, gore and the occasional severed head.