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Martin Compston

Martin Compston



United Kingdom

Age: 40

Born: 08 May, 1984

Known for

In Line of Duty as DS Steve Arnottas DS Steve Arnott

in Line of Duty
In Vigil as Chief Petty Officer Craig Burkeas Chief Petty Officer Craig Burke

in Vigil
In Victoria as Dr. Robert Traillas Dr. Robert Traill

in Victoria
In The Rig as Fulmer Hamiltonas Fulmer Hamilton

in The Rig

TV Series Starring Martin Compston

Martin Compston's Norwegian FlingMartin Compston's Norwegian Fling
BBC Scotland, 2024 Running | Travel, Documentary

Best buds Martin Compston and Phil MacHugh are back on the road enjoying a fling in the fjords. They visit Scotland's Scandi neighbour for death metal, reindeer, vikings and more.


The RigThe Rig
Prime Video, 2023 On Hiatus | Drama, Thriller, Supernatural | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.3/5

When the crew of the Kishorn Bravo oil rig, stationed off the Scottish coast in the North Sea, are due to return to the mainland, a mysterious and all-enveloping fog rolls through and they find themselves cut off from all communication with the shore and the outside world.


Our HouseOur House
ITV, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Our House tells the four-part story of Fi Lawson, who arrives home one day to find a family of strangers moving into her house and her husband, Bram, has disappeared. As the nightmare takes grip, both Bram and Fi try to make sense of the events that led to a devastating crime and how they each are going to survive the chilling truth.


MayfliesMayflies
BBC One, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 2/5

Everyone has a Tully Dawson - the friend who defines your life. In the summer of 1986, in a small Scottish town, Jimmy and Tully ignite a brilliant friendship based on music, films and the rebel spirit. With school over and the locked world of their fathers before them, they rush towards the climax of their youth - a magical weekend in Manchester, the epicentre of everything that inspires them in working-class Britain. There, against the greatest soundtrack ever recorded, a vow is made: to go at life differently. Thirty years on, half a life away, the phone rings. Tully has the worst kind of news, and a request that will test their friendship, love, and loyalty to the limit... Mayflies is a memorial to youth's euphoria and to everyday tragedy. A tender goodbye to an old union, it discovers the joy and the costs of love.


Martin Compston's Scottish FlingMartin Compston's Scottish Fling
BBC Scotland, 2022 On Hiatus | Travel, Documentary

Proud Greenock lad Martin Compston is coming home. He joins his mate Phil MacHugh on a riotous road trip to explore the great Scottish outdoors. What is it that makes the nation tick?


VigilVigil
BBC One, 2021 Running | Drama, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

In Vigil, the mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board a Trident nuclear submarine bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services. DCI Amy Silva leads an investigation on land and at sea into a conspiracy that threatens the very heart of Britain's nuclear deterrent.


The NestThe Nest
BBC One, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.7/5

The Nest is a six-part fictional drama that explores the consequences of a pact between a wealthy couple and a teenage girl that changes all of their lives forever. Dan and Emily are crazy about each other. They live in a huge house in the nicest part of Glasgow and want for nothing. All that's missing is a baby - and they've been trying for years. Through a chance encounter they meet Kaya, an 18 year old from the other side of the city, whose life is as precarious at theirs is comfortable. When Kaya agrees to carry their baby, it feels like they were meant to meet but was it really by chance? Who is Kaya and what has brought her to this couple? Can the dreams of Kaya, Emily and Dan be fulfilled or have all three embarked on a relationship of mutually assured destruction?


TracesTraces
Alibi, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.6/5

Traces follows three women in Scotland, who use forensics to uncover the truth about an unsolved murder case. Gripping and intense, this show is not to be missed. As the women delve deeper into the case, they must navigate personal and professional challenges, making for a thrilling ride.


VictoriaVictoria
ITV, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

The ambitious eight-part drama follows the early life of Queen Victoria, from her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 through to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. Victoria went on to rule for 63 years, and was our longest-serving monarch until she was overtaken by Elizabeth II on 9th September this year. Rufus Sewell stars as Lord Melbourne, Victoria's first prime minister. The two immediately connected and their intimate friendship became a popular source of gossip that threatened to destabilize the Government - angering both Tory and Whigs alike.


In Plain Sight (2016)In Plain Sight (2016)
ITV, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Mini-Series
Rating: 3.7/5

In Plain Sight is a three-part mini-series based on the true story of Lanarkshire detective William Muncie's quest to bring to justice notorious Scottish killer Peter Manuel. Douglas Henshall (Collision, Shetland) takes the role of William Muncie whilst Peter Manuel is played by Martin Compston (Line of Duty). Muncie first arrested Manuel in 1946 for housebreaking, but also successfully convicted him for a string of sexual assaults. Manuel vowed revenge. Released from prison in 1955, Manuel embarked on a two-year killing spree, claiming eight lives in the close-knit communities of South Lanarkshire. Manuel evaded capture for so long because he was unlike anything the local police had ever encountered: A murderer without any discernible motive whose victims were chosen at random. Muncie was the one man who had Manuel's measure and doggedly refused to give up until Manuel was brought to justice.


The Great Train RobberyThe Great Train Robbery
BBC One, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, History
Rating: 2/5

This show features two feature length episodes telling the story behind the most infamous heist in British history on its 50th anniversary.


The Ice Cream GirlsThe Ice Cream Girls
ITV, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime

This is a drama series based on the international best selling novel of the same name. The story follows a couple of vulnerable teenage girls who, in the summer of 1995, are accused of murdering their schoolteacher. For seventeen years, the two girls go their separate ways with Poppy having been charged with the murder. They are now are forced though to confront each other and their shared history.


Line of DutyLine of Duty
BBC One, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.7/5

Line Of Duty is a drama series which takes a look at the world of police corruption. After a counter-terrorism raid goes wrong, Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott refuses to take part in a cover-up. When he is ostracized by colleagues, he transfers to an anti-corruption unit, AC-12, which is led by Superintendent Ted Hastings.