Martin Compston


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Martin Compston grew up in Greenock, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire. He spent his teen years going to see soccer (football) team Celtic with his brother Barry and dreamed one day he would play for them. He attended St. Columba's High School in Gourock, Inverclyde, where he passed through his Standard Grade Exams and obtained three As and two Bs in his ... See full bio »

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Doomsday Joshua
(2008)
Line of Duty DS Steve Arnott / DI Steve Arnott
(2012-2021)
(2002)

Filmography

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  Mayflies (TV Series) (filming)
 2022 The Rig (TV Series) (post-production)
Fulmer Hamilton
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Fulmer Hamilton
- Episode #1.6 ... Fulmer Hamilton
- Episode #1.5 ... Fulmer Hamilton
- Episode #1.4 ... Fulmer Hamilton
- Episode #1.3 ... Fulmer Hamilton
 2022 Our House (TV Mini Series)
Bram Lawson
- Episode #1.4 (2022) ... Bram Lawson
- Episode #1.3 (2022) ... Bram Lawson
- Episode #1.2 (2022) ... Bram Lawson
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Bram Lawson
 2019-2022 Traces (TV Series)
Daniel MacAfee
- Episode #2.2 (2022) ... Daniel MacAfee
- Episode #2.1 (2022) ... Daniel MacAfee
- Episode #1.6 (2020) ... Daniel MacAfee
- Episode #1.5 (2020) ... Daniel MacAfee
- Episode #1.4 (2019) ... Daniel MacAfee
 2021 Vigil (TV Series)
CPO Craig Burke
- Episode 4 (2021) ... CPO Craig Burke
- Episode 6 (2021) ... CPO Craig Burke
- Episode 3 (2021) ... CPO Craig Burke
- Episode 2 (2021) ... CPO Craig Burke
- Episode 1 (2021) ... CPO Craig Burke
 2012-2021 Line of Duty (TV Series)
DS Steve Arnott / DI Steve Arnott
- Episode #6.7 (2021) ... DI Steve Arnott
- Episode #6.6 (2021) ... DI Steve Arnott
- Episode #6.5 (2021) ... DI Steve Arnott
- Episode #6.4 (2021) ... DI Steve Arnott
- Episode #6.3 (2021) ... DI Steve Arnott
 2020 The Nest (TV Mini Series)
Dan
- Episode #1.5 (2020) ... Dan
- Episode #1.4 (2020) ... Dan
- Episode #1.3 (2020) ... Dan
- Episode #1.2 (2020) ... Dan
- Episode #1.1 (2020) ... Dan
 2020 Line of Duty Comic Relief Special (Short)
DS Steve Arnott
 2019 The Aftermath
Burnham
 2019 Still Game (TV Series)
Phone Shop Assistant
- Local Hero (2019) ... Phone Shop Assistant
 2018 Mary Queen of Scots
Lord Bothwell
 2018 Urban Myths (TV Series)
Midge Ure
- Backstage at Live Aid (2018) ... Midge Ure
 2017 Victoria (TV Series)
Dr. Traill
- Faith, Hope & Charity (2017) ... Dr. Traill
 2017 The Hunter's Prayer
Metzger
 2016 In Plain Sight (TV Mini Series)
Peter Manuel
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Peter Manuel
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Peter Manuel
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Peter Manuel
 2016 Death in Paradise (TV Series)
Dexter Allen
- Dishing Up Murder (2016) ... Dexter Allen
 2015 Scottish Mussel
Ritchie
 2015 Barney Thomson
Chris Porter
 2014 Ripper Street (TV Series)
Edwin Havelock
- Live Free, Live True (2014) ... Edwin Havelock
 2014 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series)
Alfred Pollock
 2014 Silent Witness (TV Series)
DS Jason Ross
- In a Lonely Place: Part 2 (2014) ... DS Jason Ross
- In a Lonely Place: Part 1 (2014) ... DS Jason Ross
 2013 The Great Train Robbery (TV Mini Series)
Roy James
- A Copper's Tale (2013) ... Roy James
- A Robber's Tale (2013) ... Roy James
 2013/I Filth
Gorman
 2013 Marple (TV Series)
Alfred Pollock
- Greenshaw's Folly (2013) ... Alfred Pollock
 2013 Ice Cream Girls (TV Mini Series)
Marcus
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Marcus
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Marcus
- The Ice Cream Girls (2013) ... Marcus
 2013 The Wee Man
Paul Ferris
 2012/I Piggy
Joe
 2012 Sister
Mike
 2012 When the Lights Went Out
Mr. Price
 2011/III Hit and Run (Short)
Daz
 2011/III Four
Lover
 2011 7 Lives
Rory
 2011 Ghosted
Paul
 2010 Paris/Sexy (Short)
Seamus
 2010 Village on the Roof (Short)
Allen
 2010 Donkeys
Stevie Blantyre
 2010 SoulBoy
Joe McCain
 2010 Pimp
Zeb
 2010 Five Daughters (TV Mini Series)
Jon
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Jon
 2009 Spunkbubble (Short)
Togs
 2009 Eadar-Chluich (TV Series)
 2009 The Damned United
John O'Hare
 2008/II The Prayer (Short)
Stevie
 2008 Freakdog
Sean
 2008 Doomsday
Joshua
 2007 Night Is Day (TV Series)
Head Gangster
- Sacrifices (2007) ... Head Gangster
 2006/II True North
Sean
 2006 Red Road
Stevie
 2005 Wild Country
Lee
 2003-2005 Monarch of the Glen (TV Series)
Ewan Brodie
- Episode #7.6 (2005) ... Ewan Brodie
- Episode #7.5 (2005) ... Ewan Brodie
- Episode #7.4 (2005) ... Ewan Brodie
- Episode #7.3 (2005) ... Ewan Brodie
- Episode #7.2 (2005) ... Ewan Brodie
 2005 Tickets
Jamesy
 2004 Casualty (TV Series)
Matty Howell
- Lock Down (2004) ... Matty Howell
 2003 Rockface (TV Series)
Jason Farinelli
- Episode #2.6 (2003) ... Jason Farinelli
- Episode #2.5 (2003) ... Jason Farinelli
 2003 The Royal (TV Series)
Jeffrey Carpenter
- Snakes and Ladders (2003) ... Jeffrey Carpenter
 2002/I Sweet Sixteen
Liam
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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Tianna Chanel Flynn  (1 child)

Parents:

Compston, Jim | Compston, Liz

Relatives:

Compston, Barry (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

I'm in the very fortunate position as a young actor to not have to take the first job that comes along. I'm not motivated by money at this stage in my life, I'm motivated by work. See more »

Trivia:

The son of Liz and Jim Compston, Martin attended St. Columba's High School, Gourock, Inverclyde, Scotland. He left at the end of his fifth year there to be signed by Greenock Morton Football Club, despite reportedly earning As and Bs in his exam results. See more »

Nickname:

Martino

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