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Murdo MacLeod - British actor Martin Compston marries American actress Tianna CHANEL Flynn at Marr Hall in Bishopton at Marr Hall - Bishopton, United Kingdom - Sunday 19th June 2016

Martin Compston, Murdo Macleod and Chanel
Martin Compston, Gianni Capaldi and Chanel
Martin Compston, Liz Compston and Chanel
Martin Compston, Jim Compston and Chanel
Chanel and Martin Compston
Chanel and Martin Compston

Martin Compston - Arrivals at the Edinburgh International Film Festival Opening Night Gala red carpet. at Festival Theatre - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Wednesday 17th June 2015

Martin Compston
Martin Compston

José Mourinho, Santiago Cabrera and Martin Compston - Soccer Aid at Old Trafford Manchester, UK - Manchester, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th June 2014

José Mourinho, Santiago Cabrera and Martin Compston
José Mourinho
José Mourinho and Gordon Ramsay

Jed Mercurio To Adapt Lady Chatterley's Lover For BBC One


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The BBC can’t get enough of Jed Mercurio; The Line of Duty creator is embarking on a third series of his popular crime drama, and he’s to start work on a Lady Chatterley’s Lover adaption for BBC 1.

Line of DutyLine of Duty was a hit for Mercurio

The book was last adapted for British television in 1993 with Joely Richardson as Lady Chatterley and Sean Bean as the gamekeeper, Mellors. It was a controversial novel when it when it was originally published in 1928, and was ban for almost 30 years shortly after its release. 

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The Critics Are Delighted With Line Of Duty's Return


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If there’s one thing the British viewing public love, it’s a solid crime drama, and Line of Duty delivers in spades. The critics have been really impressed the Line of Duty’s series 2 opener, calling it an exciting return to form.

Line of DutySerious business: Line of Duty

The procedural cop drama, which, unusually for its genre, is part improvised, blurs the lines between good and bad, often pointing the finger at law enforcement bodies. In that sense, it’s truly original, but it still adheres to the tropes of the crime drama, with brooding tension and plot twists along the way. But don’t take our word for her, here are what the critics had to say.

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Filth Review


Essential

As another full-on Irvine Welsh adaptation Trainspotting did in 1996, this bracingly original movie puts a new filmmaker on the map. Not only is this a loud blast of both style and substance, but it refuses to water down its subject matter, taking us through a shockingly profane story in a way that's both visually inventive and emotionally resonant.

This is the story of Bruce (McAvoy), an Edinburgh detective who's determined to beat his colleagues to a promotion. He's also a relentless womaniser, sexist, racist and drug addict. And he'll do anything to get ahead, hiding the sordid details of his private life from his boss (Sessions) while undermining the other cops at any chance while pretending to be their friends. In quick succession, he gets young Ray (Bell) addicted to cocaine, flirts continually with Amanda (Poots), has a fling with the kinky wife (Dickie) of fellow officer Gus (Lewis), torments Peter (Elliott) about his sexuality, and takes Bladesey (Marsan) on a sex-tourism holiday while making obscene calls to his needy wife (Henderson). All of this happens while Bruce leads the investigation into a grisly murder.

McAvoy dives so far into this role that we barely recognise him in there. Bruce is so amoral that we are taken aback by each degrading moment. And yet McAvoy somehow manages to hold our sympathy due to the film's blackly hilarious tone and a startling undercurrent of real emotion. Even though he's a monster, we see his boyish fragility, especially in surreal sequences involving his therapist (Broadbent), which merge with his fantasies, hallucinations and nightmares. 

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Martin Compston - The Celtic XI in the Stiliyan Petrov #19 Legends Charity Football Match - Glasgow, Scotland - Sunday 8th September 2013

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Martin Compston
Martin Compston
Martin Compston

Filth - Red Band Trailer


This trailer is only suitable for persons aged 18 or over.

Bruce Robertson is a vile, devious and emotionally disturbed individual who also happens to be a Detective Sergeant. Off duty, he lives a life of debauchery; snorting line after line of cocaine and indulging in sordid sexual encounters with numerous women while trying to control his unpredictable bipolar personality. On duty, he does everything within his power to trick, deceive and ruin the lives of his colleagues with whom he competes to achieve a promotion to detective inspector. He does nothing to hide his radical views on race and women as he attempts to solve a grisly murder that seems to have more to it than he initially thought. With the web of lies he weaves throughout his life, will he be able to sort out truths from the untruths in order to maintain his sanity as his deteriorating mental health threatens to cripple him? And will he ever be reunited with the wife he is so desperate to resolve things with?

Adapted from the novel by Irvine Welsh, 'Filth' has been directed and written by Jon S. Baird ('Cass') and sees an intense star-studded cast convert to screen an compelling story of insanity, romance and deceit. This shocking 18-rated crime drama is set to hit UK cinemas in September 2013.

Paul Ferris; Martin Compston Cast members attend a photocall for new film 'The Wee Man' in Glasgow. The film depicts the life of notorious Glasgow gangland hardman Paul Ferris and tells the story of his life working for some of Glasgow's most infamous criminal families and his struggle to go straight. Featuring: Paul Ferris, Martin Compston Where: Glasgow, Scotland When: 15 Jan 2013

Paul Ferris and Martin Compston
Paul Ferris and Martin Compston
Martin Compston, Stephen Mccole, Laura Mcmonagle, Ray Burdis and Paul Ferris
Martin Compston, Stephen Mccole, Laura Mcmonagle, Ray Burdis and Paul Ferris
Martin Compston, Stephen Mccole, Laura Mcmonagle, Ray Burdis and Paul Ferris
Martin Compston and Paul Ferris

Sister Review


Excellent
A bracingly honest approach to flawed characters makes this small-scale Swiss drama thoroughly involving. And moving too. Most intriguing is how the writers and director have transformed what's essentially a rather dark, bleak story into something involving and emotionally resonant, all without ever turning sentimental.

It's set at the foot of a spectacular Alpine ski resort, where Simon (Klein) spends winter days travelling up and down the slopes, grabbing whatever isn't locked down, then selling the stolen goggles, gloves and even skis to help support his sister Louise (Seydoux). They live in a tiny flat, but Louise is annoyed that she has to take care of Simon, and she's usually off with yet another boyfriend. So Simon begins to turn to other people for a sense of family, including a ski-lift chef (Compston) who helps him with his scam and a foreign woman (Anderson) who seems like the ideal mother.

In their scenes together, Klein and Seydoux have a remarkably authentic chemistry that includes tiny jealousies, rivalries, private jokes and a fierce loyalty to each other. As we learn more about their past, this takes on new meaning that's both warmly touching and darkly chilling at the same time. These two may have a difficult life, but they're enjoying it as much as they can. And their complicated relationship is packed with moments of tenderness that undercut the resentment.

The film is shot in an off-handed way that pulls us into each scene. The great cinematographer Agnes Godard captures the staggering beauty of the Alps along with tellingly intimate moments, contrasting their grim block of flats with the soaring natural scenery. And while some of the side characters feel a little contrived, they help us understand Louise and Simon in ways that catch us aback. This is a raw, unusually sensitive portrait of two people whose personal connection drives them crazy even as it gives them hope.

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When The Lights Went Out Review


Very Good
Based on an outrageous true story, this is essentially Britain's own Amityville Horror, as a family haplessly moves into a house occupied by a noisy, terrifying ghost. The filmmakers create a strong freak-out atmosphere, jolting us out of our seats several times along the way, but some plot points ring false and some scenes feel a bit silly.

It's 1974 when Jenny and Len (Ashfield and Waddington) move into a new home.

They're delighted with the increase in space and the lovely Yorkshire setting, but their 17-year-old daughter Sally (Connor) is annoyed that her life has been disrupted. And the rolling blackouts don't help either, especially since the darkness seems to reveal something malevolent lurking in the shadows.

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Piggy Review


OK
Stylish filmmaking makes this dark thriller worth a look, even if the tricky premise feels rather stale. We understand from the start what writer-director Hawkes is doing here, so the way it plays out feels frustratingly flat, especially as the grisliness escalates.

Working as a messenger in London, Joe (Compston) is a loner who doesn't like to be around people but is bored with his repetitive, numb life. Things improve when he reconnects with older brother John (Maskell) and his girlfriend Claire (Dylan). But Joe is terrified of violence, and rightly so, as both he and John are attacked in the streets. Then he meets John's street-thug friend Piggy (Anderson), who wears a rubber pig-nose as a disguise. He makes Joe feel eerily safe as he teaches him how to get revenge.

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Piggy Trailer


Introverted but polite young man Joe is overcome with grief after beloved brother John is murdered by a violent gang following a heated disagreement in the local pub. The bereavement incites the arrival of one of John's old friends, Piggy, at his brother's doorstep.

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How To Stop Being A Loser Review


Weak
This British rom-com has enough energy to keep us watching even though it's not particularly funny or romantic. Fortunately there are enough bright sparks in the cast to distract us from the simplistic script and over-egged direction.

James (Phillips) is a geeky misfit who has a sign above his head saying "loser". Literally. After his friend Ian (Grant) commits suicide, he receives a message from him that challenges him to learn how to talk to women. His friends (Leonidas and Grezo) encourage him to try, starting with an awkward chat at Ian's funeral with his school crush Hannah (Atkinson). He then starts a mentorship with cocky motivational speaker Ampersand (Conway), a disciple of womanising writer guru Zeus (Kemp). But this will require changing almost everything about himself.

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SoulBoy Review


Good
Even though the plot of this 1970s-set drama is a bit simplistic, the film is sweet and surprisingly dramatic, holding our attention because of the energetic, good-looking cast. Plus all those groovy outfits and songs.

Joe (Compston) is bored with his deliveryman job and with hanging out at the cheesy local bar/nightclub. Then he spots gorgeous hairdresser Jane (Burley), who introduces him to the world of Northern Soul. Even he's surprised how much he enjoys the all-night dances at Wigan Casino, although his best pal Russ (Allen) isn't so sure and thinks some drugs might help. There Joe also runs into his friend Dexie (Reece), whose sister Mandy (Jones) helps Joe learn the steps and the culture. She also rather confuses his pursuit of Jane.

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Filth Movie Review

Filth Movie Review

As another full-on Irvine Welsh adaptation Trainspotting did in 1996, this bracingly original movie puts...

Filth Trailer

Filth Trailer

This trailer is only suitable for persons aged 18 or over.Bruce Robertson is a vile,...

Sister Movie Review

Sister Movie Review

A bracingly honest approach to flawed characters makes this small-scale Swiss drama thoroughly involving. And...

When the Lights Went Out Movie Review

When the Lights Went Out Movie Review

Based on an outrageous true story, this is essentially Britain's own Amityville Horror, as a...

Piggy Movie Review

Piggy Movie Review

Stylish filmmaking makes this dark thriller worth a look, even if the tricky premise feels...

Piggy Trailer

Piggy Trailer

Introverted but polite young man Joe is overcome with grief after beloved brother John is...

How to Stop Being a Loser Movie Review

How to Stop Being a Loser Movie Review

This British rom-com has enough energy to keep us watching even though it's not particularly...

Ghosted Movie Review

Ghosted Movie Review

This dark British prison drama is a bit too overwrought to keep us engaged right...

SoulBoy Movie Review

SoulBoy Movie Review

Even though the plot of this 1970s-set drama is a bit simplistic, the film is...

Pimp Movie Review

Pimp Movie Review

There's a lurid atmosphere to this low-budget film that efficiently plunges us into a place...

The Disappearance Of Alice Creed Trailer

The Disappearance Of Alice Creed Trailer

Alice Creed is the daughter of a wealthy business man and she is the target...

The Damned United Trailer

The Damned United Trailer

Watch the trailer for The Damned United.Set in 1960's / 70's England The Damned United...

Sweet Sixteen Movie Review

Sweet Sixteen Movie Review

If the title suggests beautiful teenagers graduating from high school, fighting their hormones as they...

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