HE’S back on our screens as Dr Robert Traill in Victoria’s second series on ITV.
Scottish star Martin Compston shot to fame in his motherland after he was cast as the lead in controversial director Ken Loach’s Sweet Sixteen and his career has gone from strength to strength – here’s all you need to know.
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.
How did Compstonget 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.
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.
When is Victoria series two on ITV?
ITV’s hit TV show Victoria follows the life of Queen Victoria.
It is a British drama that was created by Daisy Goodwin and stars Jenna Coleman as Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert.
First look pictures from filming gave a glimpse at the royal couple with their new baby.
What other TV shows has Martin starred in?
Martin had bit parts in The Royal and Casualty before landing the role of Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott in Line of Duty.
The BBC Two drama returned on March 26 2017.
Vicky McClure returns as Detective Sergeant Kate Fleming and the new series introduces new character Detective Chief Inspector Roz Huntley, played by Thandie Newton.