Martin Compston in Quotes: Here are 13 funny and interesting quotes from the Scottish actor on Line of Duty, fame and football

He’s now one of Scotland’s best-known actors, thanks to roles in a string of successful television programmes, and Martin Compston is never short of something interesting to say.

Born in 1984 in Greenock, Martin Compston went to school at St Columba's High School in Gourock.

He was a promising professional footballer, playing for Aberdeen’s youth team as a teenager before signing for Greenock Morton after leaving school.

He left Morton after just two first-team appearances, playing junior football for Greenock Juniors before landing his bog acting break when he successfully auditioned for the lead role in Ken Loach's Sweet Sixteen.

The film was lauded at the Cannes Film Festival and Compston was nominated for Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards.

Since then he’s appeared in a string of television roles, including Anti-Corruption Unit Detective Inspector Steve Arnott in BBC drama Line of Duty, Paul Ferris in The Wee Man, Ewan Brodie in Monarch of the Glen and Dan Docherty in The Nest. Recent work has included smash-hit Netflix series The Rig and drama Our House.

Award-winning big screen credits include A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Red Road and True North.

Married to American actress Tianna Chanel Flynn, the couple spend most of their time at their home in Las Vegas.

Here are 13 funny and interesting things he’s had to say in interviews.