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Ed
Ed
Ed
Occupation: Unemployed
Gender: Male
Family: Unnamed sister
Born: 6 June 1972
Died: 23 March 2004
Status: Undead
Appeared in: Shaun of the Dead
Portrayed by: Nick Frost


"Can I get any of you cunts a drink?"
―Ed to the group

Ed is the relatively overweight and unintelligent best friend of Shaun in the movie Shaun of the Dead. He is lazy and doesn't work. This angers Pete and causes friction between Pete and Shaun because Shaun always protects him. Despite these flaws, he is well-meaning and does care deeply about his friends, even sacrificing his life to save them.

Background

Ed is Shaun's flatmate and they have known each other since primary school. Despite living with Shaun and Pete, Ed is unemployed and brings very little money into the house other than the bit he makes selling drugs, usually to Noodle. He spends most of his time drinking beer and playing video games. This causes Pete to resent Ed, and the two of them have an adversarial relationship.

Z-Day

During the events of Z-Day, Ed notices a girl in the garden. He and Shaun go outside and joke around with her, believing that she is drunk. However, after she comes at Shaun, and Ed takes a picture of her, Shaun pushes her off, and she falls onto, and is impaled by, the washing line pole, they realize something is wrong, and head back inside. However, another zombie appears, and they run inside. They come out later, armed with random items, and throw them at the two zombies. They then throw Shaun's old records before they break into the shed and arm themselves with a cricket bat (Shaun) and a spade (Ed). The two then bash the zombies’ heads in.

Shaun and Ed then escape in Pete's car, and head to Shaun's mum's house. Whilst Shaun is inside, Ed purposely crashes the car so he can drive Phillip's Jaguar. The four then head over and collect Liz, Dianne, and David. The group heads to the Winchester but, unfortunately, Phillip succumbs to his wounds.

They eventually reach the Winchester, but due to a combination of events, the zombies break in. Ed tries to fight off the zombies, but he is overtaken and bitten by the zombified Pete and Bernie. Ed survives his wounds long enough to make it into the cellar with Shaun and Liz. Knowing he is going to die, Ed gets a fag and is given the Winchester repeater while Shaun and Liz escape.

Shaun brought Ed back to the flat by using himself as bait and using the night as a disguise. Ed is now a zombie and is kept in the shed where he plays video games.

Physical Appearance

Ed is Shaun's lazy best friend, he has pale skin, messy dark brown hair, hazel coloured eyes, and a trimmed beard. He wears a light-grey graphic t-shirt, shorts, and white trainers.

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