Scots actor Martin Compston is celebrating his birthday today and says no rain will stand in the way of having a celebratory pint.

The Line of Duty star turned 37 today and as he is currently working in Edinburgh, it looks like he will need a brolly to sip on his birthday pint as the forecast is for rain for most of the day and drinking indoors is still not permitted.

But the star didn't let the weather rain on his parade as he took to Twitter to thank fans for their kind messages.

Compston, from Greenock, also shares his birthday with Line of Duty co-star Vicky McClure, and made sure he gave his 'mate' a mention too as she celebrates her 38th birthday.

He wrote: "Massive thanks for all the lovely birthday msgs really appreciated!!!No rain shall stand in the way of a pub pint today. Also the biggest of birthday love to the greatest partner in all of telly land, have a blinder mate @Vicky_McClure xx."

One fan wrote: "Enjoy that pint!"

Another said: "Happy Birthday to TV’s finest Detectives."

Martin Compston and Vicky McClure share the same birthday

Outlander actor Richard Rankin said: "Happy Birthday you pair of legends!! Is it the same day??"

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Another wrote: "Ah the best duo to share a birthday with! Legends."

One commented: "iconic mates, on and off screen."

While one added: "Happy Birthday to you both @martin_compston and @Vicky_McClure and thank you for keeping us entertained with your incredible acting abilities and for giving us something to look forward to each week. Shame it had to end. Hope the rain stops for u."

And today seems to be a common birthday in celeb land as Sir David Attenborough turns 95, and 'H' (not Detective Superintendant Ian Buckells) from pop group Steps turns 45.

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