Martin Compston

Award-winning actor Martin Compston, who received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters, was thrust into the limelight in his acting debut in Ken Loach’s Sweet Sixteen.

The film won an award at Cannes and earned the teenaged Martin accolades including a BAFTA Scotland Best Actor award and Critics’ Circle Best Newcomer Award as well as nominations at the Cannes and European film festivals.

He has gone on to star in the BBC’s critically acclaimed Line of Duty and Monarch of the Glen, and films including Cannes Jury Prize-winner Red Road and Sundance Festival-award winner A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, as well as The Damned United, Filth, The Aftermath and Mary Queen of Scots.

Martin is a patron of Inverclyde’s Ardgowan Hospice.