Martin Compston

Biography: Martin Compston was born in 1984 and grew up in the town of Greenock,in Inverclyde (part of Renfrewshire). He dreamed of one day playing for his local soccer team,Morton, with his brother Barry. He attended St. Columba's High School in Gourock, Inverclyde, and left in his fifth year to pursue his dream as a soccer player and was later on signed to play on the Morton Footbal Team.

In 2000, Martin landed the lead role of Liam in the 2002 film Sweet Sixteen when Ken Loach was holding auditions at his high school. The movie was filmed in Martin's home area including areas such as: Greenock, Gourock, Inverkip, Kilmacolm, and Wemyss Bay. The film was a success and brought Martin into full view towards the public. The movie even brought some fame to him in Inverclyde. Many people thought it was a bad idea for him to be so popular, since the movie had a lot to do with drugs and under-age drinking, but Ken Loach later on made a statement that the movie was only filmed there, and
wasn't meant to give Greenock and Inverclyde a bad reputation. Expand

Martin Compston's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 71
Highest Metascore: 86 Sweet Sixteen
Lowest Metascore: 56 Filth
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
6 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
56 Filth May 30, 2014 Gorman 8.1
81 Sister Oct 5, 2012 Mike 6.4
65 The Disappearance of Alice Creed Aug 6, 2010 Danny / Danny 6.9
73 Red Road Apr 13, 2007 Stevie 7.8
67 A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Sep 29, 2006 Mike O'Shea 7.1
86 Sweet Sixteen May 16, 2003 Liam 8.6