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Martin Compston talks filming 'tough emotional' scenes in new ITV thriller Our House

The Line of Duty star opened up about the new series

martin compston our house itv© Photo: ITV
Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
March 6, 2022
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Line of Duty star Martin Compston has revealed that he had to shoot some "really tough" scenes in ITV's new upcoming thriller, Our House

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In a recent interview, the actor opened up about his latest role as Bram Lawson in the marriage drama, which he stars in alongside Tuppence Middleton, who plays his estranged wife, Fi. 

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Chatting about what aspects of the new series drew him to sign on to the project, Martin said: "It has some really tough emotional scenes that myself and Tuppence particularly have to go through.

"I hadn't quite seen it like it before. And it's also a successful book. So you know, you've got a sort of inbuilt audience to an extent. For me, it was a page-turner," he told

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The four-parter, which is based on a best-selling novel by Louise Candlish, tells the story of Fi Lawson, whose seemingly perfect life starts to fall apart after she returns home one day to find a new couple moving in. With all of her family's possessions nowhere to be seen and no memory of putting the house up for sale, she insists that there has been a huge mistake. 

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Martin stars alongside Tuppence Middleton in the new series

Teasing the upcoming series, Martin explained: "At the heart of it is a relationship drama. It's about the breakdown of a marriage which then sort of morphs into this thriller, which I find really exciting because when I started reading it I got really wrapped up in the marriage of Bram and Fi and his breakdown, but then - it's hard to say without giving away spoilers - it just goes wild... it goes to places you really don't expect."

Starring alongside Martin and Tuppence in the series are I May Destroy You's Weruche Opia as Fi’s best friend and neighbour Merle, as well as Honour star Buket Komur as the mysterious Wendy. 

Our House will premiere on Monday 7 March at 9pm on ITV and ITV Hub. 

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