Martin Compston is a Scottish actor and former professional footballer. He is known for his lead role as Anti-Corruption Unit Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott in the BBC crime drama Line of Duty. His other notable roles include Liam in Ken Loach’s Sweet Sixteen, Paul Ferris in The Wee Man, Ewan Brodie in Monarch of the Glen and Dan Docherty in The Nest. In 2016, Martin starred in the three-part Scottish television drama series In Plain Sight as serial murderer, Peter Manuel, who is pursued to his conviction and ultimate execution by the detective William Muncie.

Birth Name

Martin Compston

Nickname

Martin

Profession

Actor, Former Professional Footballer

Nationality

Scottish

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Martin Compston was born on the 8th of May 1984, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Age

He is currently 36 years old.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christianity

Education

Martin went to St Columba’s High School in neighboring Gourock. However, he dropped out at the end of his fifth year in High School to pursue his dream as a footballer. He was later signed by Morton Football Team.

Family Details

  • Father – Jim Compston
  • Mother – Liz Compston
  • Siblings – Barry Compston (Elder Brother)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Martin Compston has dated –

  • Tianna Chanel Flynn (2016-Present) – Martin married Tianna Chanel Flynn on 19 June 2016. They reside in her hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In Feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In Centimeters – 173 cm
  • In Meters – 1.73 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 78 kg
  • In Pounds – 171 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 38–12–32
  • Chest – 38 in or 96.5 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 12 in or 30.5 cm
  • Waist – 32 in or 81 cm

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Brown

Hair Color

Brown

Shoe Size

He wears a size 10 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Martin became known for his lead role as Anti-Corruption Unit Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott in the BBC crime drama Line of Duty (2012–Present).

Football Career

At junior level, he played for Aberdeen, and after quitting school he signed for the local professional team Greenock Morton. He played as a substitute in two games of the 2001–02 season. Morton lost 4–0, to Alloa Athletic and Queen of the South.

Film Debut

In 2002, Martin had his first acting credits in Ken Loach’s Sweet Sixteen as Liam.

Television Debut

In 2003, Martin made his television debut as Ewan Brodie on BBC drama TV series, Monarch of the Glen.

Martin Compston Favorites

Martin Compston Net worth

Martin Compston has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Martin Compston

  • As a young a teen, he used to watch soccer with his brother and decided to become a professional footballer one day.
  • Martin was discovered by director Ken Loach at an audition at his old high school and gave him the lead role in Sweet Sixteen.
  • Compston is a supporter of Celtic F.C. and Scottish independence from the United Kingdom.
  • Compston appeared in The View’s music video for “Grace” and “How Long” as he is friends with the band.
  • In 2012, Martin starred in the lead role of Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott, a detective on an anti-corruption squad in the BBC police drama Line of Duty acting alongside Craig Parkinson once more.
  • In April 2013, Compston starred in the ITV mini-series The Ice Cream Girls.
  • In 2016, Martin starred in the three-part Scottish television drama series In Plain Sight as serial murderer, Peter Manuel, who is pursued to his conviction and ultimate execution by the detective William Muncie.
  • In 2018, Compston starred in Josie Rourke’s historical drama film Mary Queen of Scots alongside stars Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie and Jack Lowden.
  • In 22 March 2020, Martin stars alongside Sophie Rundle in the television drama series The Nest which began airing on BBC One.
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