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MARTIN Compston is back on screens every Sunday in BBC One’s Line Of Duty.
Rising to fame from his role in the police drama, we take a look at all we know about this talented Scottish actor.
Martin plays DS Steve Arnott in Line of Duty
Where does Martin Compston come from?
Martin was born in Greenock, Inverclyde in Scotland in May 1984 to parents Liz and Jim.
He attended his local secondary school, St Columba’s.
In June 2016, Martin married American actress Tianna Chanel Flynn after a three-year romance.
Flynn is best known for Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader.
Their wedding was a traditional Scottish ceremony in Greenock.
Is it true Martin was a professional footballer?
Yes, and it had been his ambition to play professional football having been a huge Celtic fan since he was a boy and going to watch them play with his brother Barry.
He left secondary school in his fifth year and signed to Greenock Morton football club’s youth team.
He made two appearances in the 2001-2002 season – the same season they were relegated from the Scottish Football League’s First Division.
Martin even used his footballing talent in Soccer Aid 2018. and Soccer Aid 2019.
Martin Compston likes to play football and played twice for Soccer aid.Credit: PA:Press Association
How did Compston get into acting?
Martin auditioned for the lead role in Ken Loach’s Sweet Sixteen, which was being filmed in his hometown.
After it took the Cannes Film Festival by storm, Martin became an instant celebrity and landed him a role in the BBC drama series Monarch of the Glen.
He starred as cheeky teenager Ewan Brodie from 2003 to 2005.
The actor returned to ITV as serial killer Peter ManuelCredit: ITV
Has Compston appeared in any other films?
In 2006 he starred in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints alongside Robert Downey Jnr.
Two years later he appeared in 2008 film Doomsday, then football movie Damned United in 2009.
In 2012 in starred in When the Lights Went Out and then Filth, alongside James McAvoy, in 2013.
What else has Martin starred in?
Martin had bit parts in The Royal and Casualty before landing his role in Line of Duty.
He also starred as Dr.Robert Traill in Series 2 of Victoria.
And in 2018 he played Earl of Bothwell in the Oscar-nominated Mary Queen of Scots alongside Margot Robbie.
Martin had a busy year in 2018 as he was also cast as Burnham in The Aftermath starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard.
Martin Compston alongside his co-stars Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar in Line Of Duty.Credit: PA:Press Association
When was Line of Duty series five on BBC One?
The fifth season of Line Of Duty came to an end on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 9pm.
Filming for the series began in Belfast in September 2018.
After series four concluded, the BBC announced Line Of Duty had been renewed for two more series – so we’ll be getting a series six too.
BBC director-general Tony Hall said: “I am very excited to say there’s not one but two more series of Line Of Duty. So hooray for AC-12!”
Who does Martin play in The Nest?
Martin plays Dan, a wealthy Glaswegian who, “owns half of Glasgow” and is married to Emily.
The couple are besotted with each other but are struggling to have a family of their own.
By chance they find a young surrogate called Kaya (Mirren Mack) who offers to be their surrogate but Dan soon becomes suspicious of her intentions.
Viewers will notice his strong Scottish accent in the series after telling iNews he found it “Liberating” not to be told to curb his real accent.