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Our House: Line Of Duty Fans Will Love Martin Compston's New ITV Drama

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Our House: Line Of Duty Fans Will Love Martin Compston's New ITV Drama

Got an itch for more Martin Compston on your screen after Line Of Duty? Well, you can catch him in a brand new ITV drama, and it sounds so good.

The Scottish actor is taking to the telly to play the lead in four-part drama, Our House, which has been adapted by Simon Ashdown from Louise Candlish's best selling novel of the same title.

And he's starring alongside Tuppence Middleton (Downton Abbey, Shadowplay, War and Peace) in the show, with the pair appearing as estranged husband and wife Fi and Bram Lawson.

Other case members in the Red Planet Pictures production include Rupert Penry-Jones (The Drowning, Whitechapel, The Last Weekend), who takes the role of Toby.

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Tuppence Middleton and Martin Compston take the leads (Credit: PA)
Tuppence Middleton and Martin Compston take the leads (Credit: PA)

Plus, Weruche Opia (I May Destroy You) appears as Fi’s best friend and neighbour Merle, while Buket Komur (Honour) stars as Wendy. 

The plot is as follows... Fiona Lawson (Middleton) arrives home as normal one day to discover strangers moving into her house.

Her family's possessions and furniture are all gone, and she's totally lost as to what has happened.

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Naturally, Fi believes there’s been a huge mistake and insists her home isn’t for sale. But things get more chaotic when she can’t reach her estranged husband, Bram (Compston).

It then emerges that Bram has disappeared, and a whole web of secrets and lies begin to surface.

The show is based on a book of the same name (Credit: Penguin Random House)
The show is based on a book of the same name (Credit: Penguin Random House)

The BBC teases: "Intertwining the present day with flashback scenes of Fiona and Bram’s life together, their separation and their new relationships with Toby and Wendy, Our House gradually unravels unexpected secrets and shocking revelations, culminating in a nail-biting finale."

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Speaking about the exciting new show, Martin Compston said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be part of the cast of ITV’s Our House in the role of Bram.

"The scripts are genuinely thrilling, packed with twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end. I’m excited to bring them to the screen.”

Meanwhile, Tuppence Middleton said: “What struck me about Our House is its immense relatability; it’s a story where you catch a glimpse of yourself in the characters, and you get the chilling realisation that what happens to Fi could happen to anyone.

"What a fantastic opportunity to work alongside ITV and the team at Red Planet Pictures to adapt this artfully plotted novel.” 

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Fans will know Compston from Line Of Duty (Credit: BBC)
Fans will know Compston from Line Of Duty (Credit: BBC)

In case you needed more convincing about the show, it's being executive produced by Belinda Campbell (who is behind Death In Paradise and Sanditon), meanwhile, Sheree Folkson (Bridgerton, American Horror Story) will serve as lead director.

Tom Mullens (Endeavour, Poldark) is also on board as producer.

We don't yet have an air date but the series is currently filming. Anyone else absolutely buzzing for this to drop?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV And Film, Line of Duty, ITV

Joanna Freedman
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