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Line of Duty star Martin Compston denies singing IRA lyrics in viral video

Line of Duty star Martin Compston has denied accusations that he sang an IRA chant at a Celtic fan convention in the US.A video shot in Las Vegas, that has since gone viral, captured the actor singing on a stage with former Celtic FC footballers Alan Thompson and Bobby Petta.In the footage, people can be heard chanting “IRA” along to Daniel Boone’s 1972 song “Beautiful Sunday”, a track long-associated with the club.Posting a tweet about the video on Thursday (16 June), Compston wrote: “Let me be absolutely clear, I unequivocally did not sing ANY sectarian songs.“I’ve worked in Belfast...
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Martin Compston on getting a second chance to achieve his footballing dreams

Martin Compston has said it was becoming an actor that allowed him to achieve his footballing dreams despite being a professional player when he was younger.The 37-year-old year old Scotsman, who is best known for playing Detective Inspector Steve Arnott in Line Of Duty, will return to play for Soccer Aid 2022 as part of the World XI team.Before becoming an actor Compston played for Scottish professional football club Greenock Morton.[instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/CclQhjvlq2z/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading expand=1]Speaking to the PA news agency ahead of the star-studded charity match, Compston said: “It’s a weird thing in terms of I gave up on my dream of...
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Martin Compston at 20th anniversary screening of first film Sweet Sixteen

Line Of Duty star Martin Compston said he owed his career to Sweet Sixteen and the teacher who put him up for the audition, as stars from the Scottish film attended a 20th anniversary showing in Glasgow.The sell-out screening was the first time the actor, originally from Greenock, had seen the Ken Loach drama for more than 15 years.Compston, who now spends part of the year in Las Vegas with his wife and young son, thanked fans for coming to see the special screening during the Glasgow Film Festival.The SWEET SIXTEEN team are here! We have the stars, @martin_compston and...
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Martin Compston: Plucked to stardom from a school corridor

He is best known for playing Detective Inspector Steve Arnott in Line of Duty but Scottish actor Martin Compston vividly remembers how he got his big break into acting as a schoolboy. He was pulled up by a teacher in the corridor of St Columba's High School in Gourock and...
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Martin Compston on using his native accent in Our House

Martin Compston has said he thinks using his native Scottish accent helps make characters appear more charming.The actor, originally from Greenock, is best known for playing the role of Detective Inspector Steve Arnott, who is English, in BBC drama Line Of Duty.He regularly disguises his strong accent for the characters he plays on TV, but his latest role, in ITV drama Our House, allows him to use his own accent.The 37-year-old, who plays Bram Lawson, told ITV’s Lorraine: “When you start a project like that, it’s just easier to use your own voice.” View...
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