Can you tell us who these Line of Duty stars grew up with?

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Can you tell who these little stars grew up? While Britain awaits H’s identity in the highly anticipated Line of Duty finale, FEMAIL takes a look at what the cast looked like before they hit the big time.

  • Millions of viewers are expected to tune in to the season six finale of BBC One’s Line of Duty on Sunday night
  • Drama has turned their cast into big stars, but what were they like before they hit the TV series?
  • While Britain is eagerly awaiting the identity of ‘H’ in the Jed Mercurio show, FEMAIL looks back to the Line of Duty cast as kids, so can you distinguish young Vicky McClure from baby face Anna Maxwell Martin?

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Millions of viewers are expected to tune into the Line of Duty season six finale on Sunday night, after 11 million people watched the penultimate episode last week.

The police drama that captured the imaginations of the British made huge stars out of their cast, but what were they like before spending their days catching curved buyers?

You’d be forgiven for not recognizing the bearded Martin Compston, 36, who plays Steve Arnott, from his 2002 debut as the lead in Ken Loach’s Sweet Sixteen.

Meanwhile, baby-faced Adrian Dunbar is a world away from his famous frown in photos from her childhood.

DSI Jo Davidson played by 45-year-old Kelly MacDonald has barely changed since she starred as teen Diane Coulston in 1996’s Trainspotting, others, including Vicky McClure, are more difficult to pick from.

So, while Britain is eagerly awaiting the identity of ‘H’ in the Jed Mercurio show, FEMAIL looks back on the Line of Duty cast as kids …

Martin Compston's film debut was in 2002 when he was just 18

Grown-up and surly!  Now with an impressive beard, Martin Compston, 36, who plays Steve Arnot, is unrecognizable from his baby-faced debut

Grown-up and surly!  Now with an impressive beard, Martin Compston, 36, who plays Steve Arnot, is unrecognizable from his baby-faced debut

You’d be forgiven for not recognizing the bearded Martin Compston, 36, who plays Steve Arnot (right) from his 2002 debut as the lead in Ken Loach’s Sweet Sixteen (left)

Adrian Dunbar is depicted as a child

Adrian Dunbar is depicted as a child

Mother of God!  Adrian Dunbar is now portrayed as Ted Hastings

Mother of God!  Adrian Dunbar is now portrayed as Ted Hastings

Mother of God! Series leader Ted Hastings (right) played by 62-year-old Adrian Dunbar had not yet developed his famous frown in his childhood photos (right)

Kelly MacDonald is portrayed as Diane Coulston in 1996's Trainspotting

Kelly MacDonald is portrayed as Diane Coulston in 1996's Trainspotting

DSI Jo Davidson played by 45-year-old Kelly MacDonald (pictured now)

DSI Jo Davidson played by 45-year-old Kelly MacDonald (pictured now)

DSI Jo Davidson played by 45-year-old Kelly MacDonald (right, now) has hardly changed since she starred as teenage Diane Coulston in 1996’s Trainspotting (left)

Vicky McClurea as a child

Vicky McClurea as a child

Vicky McClure, 37, was on all six series of Line of Duty as Kate Fleming (pictured)

Vicky McClure, 37, was on all six series of Line of Duty as Kate Fleming (pictured)

Vicky McClure, 37, was on all six series of Line of Duty as Kate Fleming (right), but photos show she was a huge Disney fan as a child (left)

Gregory Piper is portrayed as a child

Gregory Piper is portrayed as a child

Gregory Piper, now 23, played by is the youngest actor on the show and was just 13 when he made his debut as Ryan Pilkington.  He is depicted on the left as a child and now.  Now pictured

Gregory Piper, now 23, played by is the youngest actor on the show and was just 13 when he made his debut as Ryan Pilkington.  He is depicted on the left as a child and now.  Now pictured

Gregory Piper, now 23, played by is the youngest actor on the show and was just 13 when he made his debut as Ryan Pilkington. He is depicted on the left as a child and now

Anna Maxwell Martin as a child

Anna Maxwell Martin as a child

Anna Maxwell Martin as DCS Patricia Carmichael

Anna Maxwell Martin as DCS Patricia Carmichael

Anna Maxwell Martin has won fans over for her role as DCS Patricia Carmichael (now), but was even more adorable as a child (left)

Nigel Boyle as a child

Nigel Boyle as a child

Nigel Boyle as Ian Buckells

Nigel Boyle as Ian Buckells

You can see a strong resemblance in Nigel Boyle (left) as a child. Who plays Ian Buckells, a police superintendent on the Hillside Lane Station Murder Investigation Team.

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