Line of Duty star Martin Compston has revealed how he once got on the wrong side of co-star and pal Adrian Dunbar, after having one too many on a night out in Belfast.
The Scottish native was chatting on his podcast Restless Natives alongside his guests, co-stars Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar, when he revealed the night it all went a bit mad in the Northern Irish capital.In the chat, Martin revealed that he managed to rub Adrian up the wrong way after things with his pal got a little out of hand at an after-party in Adrian’s flat.He said: “We all got a lot of tickets to the UFC in Belfast and my mate Lee had flown over for the weekend and he’s a UFC fanatic. So, on the Friday night, Lee arrived, we went out and had a right good go at it and we were supposed to meet Adrian to watch the rugby at like 1pm the next day.“I could tell even at rugby we were annoying Adrian, he was like ‘off you scoot, boys’.”
The TV star who plays DI Steve Arnott admitted he and his pal were a little worse for wear when they landed back to Adrian’s house.Martin continued: “So we’ve had a right good night and people keep sending me videos where you just hear me shouting like a lunatic, not knowing what I’m talking about. “And then we get back to Adrian’s house for a soirée after it. So we get back, and maybe me and Lee are on a different level to the guys, to put it mildly. Adrian said, ‘maybe you should go up the road now’, and Lee says ‘well, I’m taking my bottle of vodka with me’.Adrian said, ‘just get out’, and he had a tile floor, and Lee, holding this bottle of vodka, goes to shake Adrian’s hand again, forgetting he’s holding a bottle of vodka and this thing just smashed everywhere. I remember trying to clean up and being literally ushered through the door.”His co-star Adrian Dunbar had a slightly different recollection of that night’s events as he told listeners to the Podcast his side of the story.
Line of Duty stars Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston
“We get back to my place, there were a number of us there, it was extremely civilised. A lot of very nice and interesting people sitting around having a decent conversation.“Suddenly, the doors open, and in come these two idiots, both singing a really bad version of Grace. And then started falling into people everywhere around the room, trying to drag them into this.
“Some people joined in; I admittedly stupidly joined in for a while. But then it just went on and on and they were wrecking the vibe! And it wasn’t vodka [that was dropped], it was a full pint bottle of beer which as we all, stinks and sticks. “But also it smashed into a million pieces, not three manageable pieces, but a billion. I mean, absolutely destroyed the party. Vicky, bless her, came over the next morning to help me tidy up.” Line of Duty fans are eagerly awaiting news of a seventh series with many of the stars also suggesting they’d like to see it happen, although no official confirmation has been announced.