Martin Compston's Height
5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm)
Scottish actor, known for playing Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott in Line of Duty and for roles in Sweet Sixteen, Doomsday, The Wee Man and Red Road.
On his talent agency he was listed as "Height: 5'8"
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Average Guess (13 Votes)
5ft 6.35in (168.5cm)
said on 22/Apr/20
Can't believe that in the face of talent and ability the conversation is about height. It fairly dwarfts the intellect of the contributors. They need to grow up and see the full picture the real deal.
Martin is listed 5ft 8 on his agency, but when you see him with Robert Pires and Usain Bolt
, he may be shorter than that.
But why get upset or irate about the topic of a celebrities height.
This site (well, the Editor, me) doesn't judge somebody's talents based on height. It merely documents an informed opinion and provides a forum for any discussion, because people are curious. For instance on Google last year, 2.7 million people searched for Kevin Hart's height and almost 2 million for Tom Cruise Height.
Not all heights listed on actor's CV are correct.
Paul Wood said on 18/Jul/18
I've seen a photo of him in a line up with actors Jack Roth (5ft 7in) and Jordan Long (5ft 7in). He's shorter than them. I'd say he's 5ft 6.25in.
George Thomson said on 5/May/17
I assumed Martin was 5ft 8". I'm 5ft 10",My younger brother is 6ft 2" and likes calling wee man for a noise up.
anon said on 5/May/17
Never really understood why people care so much what people claim It does happen often same with a lot of 5'6 range guys claiming 5'8 but really they are not folling the majority of people, Imagine a person like Rob who is a genuine 5'8 even a solid one say standing by him he would look a couple inches taller pretty much so who is he fooling, In most cases people flat out lie or giving their height in shoes and then even rounding up or are just guessing, some people I know even say that they guess they not know their exact height and just go off how they look to other people who claim a certain height which again will bring unaccurate claims.
If Everybody just claimed their lowest height it would be easier but they dont
Sandy Cowell said on 4/May/17
My intro to this young fellow came in the form of a doublecrossing, fiendish young scamp who decides to kidnap a girl - and ex! - with his friend come lover, played by Eddie Marsan. They had got together when they were in prison! If ever there was a coward and insincere friend, this guy's character is a perfect example! It's just as well the film, which is entitled 'The Disappearance of Alice Creed', is kept entertaining with a good deal of humour, but there are some truly heart-racing moments, and I thoroughly recommend it! It works on its nail-biting tension, and although it is supposed to be a low-budget film, you won't notice; it has everything a good film needs!
Eddie Marsan, who is 5ft7.5, has the opportunity to look fairly average or even tall-average compared to Martin, but his shape lets him down, whereas Martin is slim! Eddie easily overpowers Martin, but then he is playing a psychopath, albeit a romantic one!
I will agree with the 5ft6.5 as printed here. I would have possibly gone with a wee bit more; it is hard to believe that there's only half an inch between Martin and David Jason at his peak.
Matt said on 4/May/17
Feel bad for the 5'8 community. What's more annoying is 5'7ers claiming 5'9, giving us a bad rep lol.
Lmeister said on 4/May/17
I thought Martin was a strong 5ft8 thats what he looked in Line of Duty. Had to google him. Martin does look shorter than Eddie Marsan(5ft8ish). I gestimate him a fraction over 5ft7.
Lee168cm said on 4/May/17
Certainly looks no taller than 5'6.5" next to myanna burning in doomsday and 5'4" Vicky McClure
bk3008 said on 3/May/17
Wow,always thought he was 5'8"