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Line of Duty star Martin Compston denies singing sectarian songs at Celtic event in US
Line of Duty star Martin Compston has said he did not sing any sectarian songs after a video of him at a Celtic event in the US went viral. The Scottish actor, 38, said to be a regular visitor to Northern Ireland where Line of Duty was filmed, issued a statement denying any suggestion he was singing sectarian lyrics after a video emerged of him online.The video is believed to have been taken at a Las Vegas hotel on Wednesday night as Celtic football club fans gathered for the annual North American Federation of Celtic Supporters Clubs conference.The incident took place while the 38-year-old was at the North American Celtic Supporters Federation (NACSF) in the US city - where he lives wife Tianna and their young son., who is a club ambassador with the Glasgow side, was filmed on stage in front of fans along with fellow ambassador and actor Gianni Capaldi, 46.The video appears to show the Line of Duty actor joining in celebrations where Celtic fans sang a sectarian chant to the tune of the 1972 hit Beautiful Sunday by Daniel Boone.However, Compston took to social media yesterday (Thursday) afternoon to refute this, saying he "unequivocally did not sing any sectarian songs".The actor said on Twitter: "Not best pleased to wake up to a story 8 hours ahead of me before I've had the right to reply.
Line of Duty star Martin Compston played two pro football games - and lost both 4-0
Line of Duty star Martin Compston played two professional football games before becoming an actor but lost both 4-0.Compston is set to start for the Rest of the World in Soccer Aid at the London Stadium on Sunday night, making his fifth appearance in the charity football match. He will start in the centre of midfield alongside TikTok star Noah Beck and fellow actor Mark Strong for the side managed by Arsene Wenger.Prior to beginning his acting career, Compston spent time in the academies of both Aberdeen and Greenock Morton, playing twice for the latter after signing a professional deal in 2001 at the age of 17.He was a member of the squad for the 2001/02 season, which ended with Greenock Morton being relegated from the third tier of Scottish football after finishing bottom of the table.Compston made two substitute appearances during the campaign against Alloa Athletic and Queen of the South, but both matches ended in 4-0 defeats.Following a brief spell back in the club's junior side, Compston quit football to take up a career in acting with his first role in Ken Loach's Sweet Sixteen in 2002.Who will win this year's Soccer Aid match? Let us know in the comments section below.Ahead of the film's release, he explained his decision to quit football in an interview with the BBC, revealing: “Bit of a soft point, there...
‘So intimidating’ Line of Duty's Martin Compston talks Soccer Aid run-in with Wayne Rooney
The actor said he was playing in last year’s match when he had a brief interaction with Wayne. He added he also bumped into his other football heroes and longtime idols, such as José Mourinho. Martin said: “It’s dream stuff, playing with heroes like Mo Farah and Usain Bolt. “I sat in the box next to José Mourinho once and he talked serious tactics with me. “There was one point in last year’s match when Wayne Rooney was running at me: he is absolutely mammoth, so intimidating. “It’s fantasy land, to be on the pitch with those guys.” Speaking to Radio Times about the event, he went on to gush over his passion for football. Martin said that he played football professionally before going into acting. The star admitted playing football was “all I did”. He explained he and his friends would go to school and play matches before then going on to train every night. The actor explained his whole life “revolved around” the sport. He furthered that he became aware of his limitations and understood he had a more practical chance at pursuing acting. However, Martin doesn’t ever miss a chance to play when he can. The former footballer said he still plays in as many charity games as he can. He even explained he had a Celtic-themed bar in his house after brewers Tennent’s gave him a tap. Martin is best known for playing anti-corruption unit detective inspector Steve Arnott in BBC Drama Line of Duty. He spoke to the publication about the potential future for the show. The Scottish actor said that he is “delighted” that fans are still interested in more Line of Duty episodes after “all that time”. He spoke of director Jed Mercurio, adding that if he is able to develop more storylines, the cast will work with him to accomplish it. In
Line of Duty's Vicky McClure addresses 'sexual tension' with co-star's character
Line of Duty character, as well as Kelly Macdonald's, despite bosses remaining tight-lipped.The actress who plays DI Kate Flemming won the hearts of viewers as series six launched, with many dedicated fans of the BBC drama being drawn to the chemistry between Kate and DCI Joanne Davidson.Vicky's character became close to Davidson following the breakdown of her marriage and increased work schedule which saw the pair spend a lot of time together.Their bond saw Davidson's relationship with PC Farida Jatri come to blows but bosses continually claimed there was no chemistry between Kate and Davidson.Addressing whether there was any chemistry, Vicky revealed: "Definitely, yeah."While show creator Jed Mercurio added: "Oh definitely there was the intention that there was something there but what we found out it was apparently one-sided."But all is not lost for fans who are hoping that former doctor Mercurio will pen an extra season, with Vicky teasing: "I'd definitely kiss Kelly, she's gorgeous." Speaking at the event arranged by Martin Compston in aid of Ardgowan Hospice, Ted Hasting's star Adrian Dunbar revealed that he did "no research" before signing up for the police drama.He admitted: "You read what's happening on the page and see what the character likes and finding the actual character himself and who the person was and if they fit into the persona of a cop."Following the tense drama that saw the identity of H finally disclosed but McClure revealed that she struggled to keep the secret and actually told somebody before the episode had aired.Discussing the creation of H, Jed revealed: "Every single character was H at some point, each of these characters (Vicky, Martin and Dunbar), a lot of people thought it was going to
Soccer Aid 2022: Liam Payne captains England as Martin Compston, Lucien Laviscount and more sign up
Liam Payne will captain England during this year’s Soccer Aid football match as Robbie Williams performs Angels for 60,000 fans at half-time.The former One Direction singer will lead out the Three Lions as the world’s biggest celebrity football match returns in June to raise money for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).The match between England and the Soccer Aid World XI will feature a variety of recognisable faces including debuts from Alex Brooker, Lucien Laviscount and Arsène Wenger.Liam, 28, said: ‘It doesn’t get much better than captaining England in Soccer Aid while fundraising for Unicef.‘I can’t believe I get to run out onto the pitch with some of my heroes all while raising money for such a great cause. To be given the captain’s armband is a real honour and I’m determined to lead us to victory!’Soccer Aid 2022 will see the return of Usain Bolt as captain of Soccer Aid World XI FC, with the Jamaican back in London 10 years on from his gold medal wins at London 2012.Martin Compston, Mo Gilligan, Harry Redknapp, Gary Neville, Fara Williams, Chunkz and Dermot O’Leary will also make their return to the pitch.Maya Jama and Alex Scott will once again present the charity match, which will take place at the London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.During half-time Soccer Aid co-creator Williams, 48, will perform his 1997 hit ballad Angels.He added: ‘I already know that it is going to be one of the most special nights of my career – and I want as many of you as possible to be part of it.