Martin Compston Height, Age, Wiki, Biography, Net Worth, Facts

Martin Compston

Martin Compston is a Scottish professional footballer turned actor who is widely known for his role as Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott in the crime drama Line of Duty. He is also famous for his starring role as Ewan Brodie in Monarch of the Glen, Liam in Sweet Sixteen, and Paul Ferris in The Wee Man.

Martin Compston Biography

Birth Name

Martin Compston




Actor, Former Professional Footballer




Martin Compston was born on May 8, 1984, in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK.


He is currently 37 years old.

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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. He obtained three As and two Bs in his Higher results.


Martin is the youngest of the two children to his parents Jim Compston and Liz Compston. He has an elder brother, Barry Compston, with whom he grew up in Greenock, Inverclyde.


Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Martin Compston Wife and Kids

Martin Compston married Tianna Chanel Flynn on 19 June 2016. They have a son together.

Physical Statistics


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


  • Kilograms – 78 kg
  • Pounds – 171 lbs

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Professional Statistics

Football Career

At the 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

Martin Compston had his first acting credits in Ken Loach’s ‘Sweet Sixteen’ as Liam. Having never acted before, his performance in the film brought huge fame at the Cannes Film Festival, which earned him a nomination for Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards.

Television Debut

In 2003, he made his television debut as Ewan Brodie on the BBC drama TV series ‘Monarch of the Glen.’ He acted in a total of 20 episodes of the series between 2003 and 2005.

Notable Works

Martin received praise for starring as Anti-Corruption Unit Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott in the BBC crime drama Line of Duty in 2017.

Favorite Things

  • Actress – Sharon Stone

Martin Compston Net Worth

In a career spanning more than 15 years, Martin Compston has accumulated a net worth of $5 million.

Martin Compston Facts

As a young 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 starred in the ITV mini-series The Ice Cream Girls in 2013.

In 2018 he starred in Josie Rourke’s historical drama film Mary Queen of Scots alongside stars Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, and Jack Lowden.

In 2022, Compston played Bram Lawson in Our House, which is based on the novel Our House by Louise Candlish.