Compston, who has performed DI Steve Arnott within the police drama because the first episode in 2012, stated the primary minister was “by far probably the most competent chief on these islands”.
He made the attraction in a web-based rally for the SNP shortly earlier than the finale of the sixth collection was because of air on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday.
The 36-year-old appeared alongside different high-profile supporters of Ms Sturgeon, together with actors Alan Cumming and Brian Cox, crime author Val McDermid and Mogwai musician Stuart Braithwaite.
He advised voters: “Scotland’s future is in your palms. Do not depart it to probability.
“The one manner to ensure we re-elect Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister is to make it each votes SNP.
“Ensure you and all of your buddies get out to vote.”
Referring to the coronavirus pandemic, he added: “I believe even individuals who do not like Nicola Sturgeon, for no matter purpose, have needed to admit that she has been by far probably the most competent chief on these islands coping with this disaster.
“And he or she’s the one I believe is finest positioned to take us ahead getting out of it.
“So, I do actually suppose that we’re in a state of affairs now the place we’d like the perfect folks, probably the most competent folks, in command of Scotland. To make it possible for we come out of this a greater place than we went in.”
Compston, who was born and raised in Greenock however now lives within the US along with his American spouse, stated: “Everyone seems to be allowed an opinion. Whether or not that be politicians down south or some pretty unimaginable entertainers who’ve moved overseas for no matter purpose.
“Myself, I’ve lived the world over. That is the great thing about free speech. Everyone seems to be allowed an opinion. However what issues is votes.”
Compston’s intervention within the Scottish election marketing campaign got here hours after he shocked a few of his followers by talking in his pure accent on Saturday’s Jonathan Ross present.
He received his first appearing half in Ken Loach’s 2002 coming-of-age movie Candy Sixteen and went on to seem within the BBC TV collection Monarch of the Glen.
Extra reporting by Press Affiliation