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Line Of Duty's Martin Compston Reveals Ingenious Hack For Nailing Steve Arnott's Accent

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Martin Compston has revealed the helping hand he receives in nailing DI Steve Arnott’s accent on Line Of Duty.

The actor hails from Greenock in Scotland but his long-running character speaks with an Estuary accent in the hit BBC cop show.

Explaining he perfects Arnott’s accent on The Jonathan Ross Show, Martin revealed that someone actually records his lines for him to listen back to in order to help him get in character.

He said: “I walk about all day with him in my ears. It’s just graft.”

“I’m not naturally good at accents,” he continued. “I need to work harder, which then makes me better because I’m not complacent with it.

“If you’re in these scenes with these amazing actors, amazing guest stars, it’s........

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