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Martin Compston Crosses Over To The Dark Side In A New ITV Thriller

Our House Is A Must-Watch For Line Of Duty Fans

MARTIN COMPSTON as Bram Lawson and TUPPENCE MIDDLETON as Fi Lawson in ITV's 'Our House'
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Based on Louise Candlish's popular novel, ITV’s new thriller Our House is set to have audiences on the edge of their seats. Starring familiar faces from Line Of Duty and Downton Abbey (hello, Martin Compston and Tuppence Middleton!) the forthcoming drama follows the story of a woman who one day returns home to find all her possessions missing and a group of strangers moved into her house.

The first look of the four-part series shows Compston in character, as troubled husband Bram Lawson, and teasers the stellar cast, too. If the book is anything to go by, Our House will be packed with plenty of “twists and turns” and a "nail-biting finale," per the show synopsis. Here’s everything we know about the show so far.

Our House Plot

As mentioned, Our House is based on the best-selling novel by Louise Candlish of the same name and given the award-winning bestseller’s popularity, the series is expected to be similarly gripping. The plot centres on Fiona Lawson (Middleton), who arrives back to her home in London to find strangers moving in and her belongings no longer there. Per ITV’s synopsis, at first she thinks her home was sold by accident, but upon discovering her husband Bram has gone missing, she soon realised there’s much more going on. Told in a series of flashbacks, Our House is a story of betrayal and mystery and may just have you questioning your own memories.

Speaking to ITV, Louisa Candlish said: “Some of the most addictive drama I’ve watched in recent years has come from ITV, so it’s an honour and a career highlight to have an adaptation of Our House join such prestigious company. The way Simon and the Red Planet Pictures team have brought Fi and Bram’s hair-raising story to life is absolute genius.”


Our House Cast

If anyone knows how to act in a gripping TV drama it is most definitely Martin Compston, best known for his role as Steve Arnott in the BBC’s anti-corruption police drama Line of Duty. In Our House, the Scottish actor will be playing husband Bran, and teased the new role on Instagram (Feb.1) with a serious set of photos in character. Naturally his LOD cast mates are supportive of Compston’s new gig, with Vicky McClure commenting on Instagram, “Canny wait mate!”

Early snaps from the upcoming thriller also sees Tuppence Middleton, known for playing Lucy Smith in the 2019 Downton Abbey film, take on the role of Fiona. The first look shots also portray Weruche Opia (I May Destroy You) as Fiona’s best friend and neighbour, Merle; Whitechapel and Spooks actor Rupert Penry-Jones as Toby, meanwhile, Buket Komura will play the mysterious character of Wendy.


Per Radio Times, Compston previously revealed that he is “absolutely delighted” to be appearing in the forthcoming drama. “The scripts are genuinely thrilling, packed with twists and turns that kept me guessing until the end,” the actor commented.

Elsewhere, co-star Middleton described working on the ITV offering as a “fantastic opportunity,” adding that her character’s “immense relatability” is what first drew her to the role. “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,” she explained.

Our House Release Date

Unfortunately, Our House is yet to receive an official air date, but we appear to be edging closer. ITV teased on Feb. 1 that the new series is “coming soon to ITV and ITV Hub” and the air date is expected to be confirmed by the broadcaster for Spring 2022. But, for now, at least, we’ll just have to sit back and wait for an official announcement.


Our House Trailer

ITV unveiled the tense new trailer for Our House on Thursday, Feb. 17. The first-look clip opens with a perplexed Fiona (Middleton) discovering a group of strangers moving into her home. “What's going on here? This is my house… What have you done with all our things?” she asks, to which an off-screen voice responds, “We've bought it.”

Along with the first glimpse of Middleton, Compston, and others in the much-anticipated drama, the trailer concludes with Fiona asking, “How would you feel if you came home and found everything gone? Strangers moving into your house, your husband missing, everything you've worked your whole life for?”

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