Daily Mirror

Line of Duty’s Martin faced a close shave

- BY MARK JEFFERIES Showbiz Editor

MARTIN Compston was banned from shaving in the morning for Line of Duty amid concerns he would appear too young.

The Scot, who plays DI Steve Arnott, was 27 when filming for the series began but looked boyish.

As the drama marked its 10th anniversar­y, boss Jed Mercurio told of the fears.

He said: “If he shaved in the morning, he looked so fresh-faced. Instead, he shaved in the evenings.”

Discussing the BBC1 show’s future with the Radio Times website, he added: “It’s something that we talk about. Maybe one day we’ll say it out loud.”

Earlier this month, Compston said he was open to a seventh series, adding: “We’d all love to work together again.”

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