First pictures of Martin Compston in new BBC drama Mayflies revealed

Tony Curran and Martin Compston in Mayflies. Pic: BBC
Tony Curran and Martin Compston in Mayflies. Pic: BBC

FIRST look pictures of Martin Compston in new TV drama Mayflies have been released as it is revealed Elaine C Smith will also join the all-star cast.

The Glasgow actor, writer and comedian joins Line of Duty star Martin, Outlaw King’s Tony Curran, Ashley Jensen, Tracy Ifeachor, Shauna Macdonald and Colin McCredie in the line-up.

Tracy Ifeachor, Ashley Jensen, Tony Curran and Martin Compston Pic: BBC

Based on Andrew O’Hagan’s acclaimed novel, Mayflies tells the story of friends Tully and Jimmy (Curran and Compston) who bond over music, films and the rebel spirit. Thirty years later, Tully receives news which will test their loyalties to the limit and change their lives forever.

Matt Littleson as Limbo, Rian Gordon as young Jimmy, Tom Glynn-Carney as young Tully, Paul Gorman as Hogg and Mitchell Robertson as Tibbs. Pic: BBC


Produced by BAFTA award-winning Synchronicity Films, the drama is set and filmed in Scotland. Recently, Glasgow Times photographer Gordon Terris captured the cast on location in Bellahouston Park.

Martin Compston filming in Bellahouston Park recently. Pic: Gordon Terris


Extras actor Jensen was spotted filming with Martin in a pub in Govan last week.

Mayflies will air later this year on BBC One, BBC Scotland and BBC iPlayer.