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Martin Compston Biography

Birth Place:
Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland

Fast Facts

  • Left school at the end of his fifth year to play for Greenock Morton football club
  • Made two appearances for Greenock Morton as a substitute during the 2001-02 season
  • Won Most Promising Newcomer at the 2002 British Independent Film Awards for his first on-screen role in Sweet Sixteen
  • Nominated as Best Supporting Actor at the 2006 Scottish BAFTAs for his role in Red Road
  • Has played the lead role in hit drama Line of Duty since 2012


  • 2006British Independent Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor/Actress: nominated
  • 2002European Film Awards-European Actor: nominated