Amy Manson

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Amy Manson
Born (1985-09-09) 9 September 1985 (age 29)
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Years active Since 2006

Amy Manson (born 9 September 1985[1])[2] is a Scottish actress, known for portraying Alice Guppy in Torchwood, Abby Evans in Casualty, Lizzie Siddal in Desperate Romantics, Medea in Atlantis and Daisy Hannigan-Spiteri in Being Human.


Born and brought up in Aberdeenshire,[3] Manson has a sister, Ailsa and a brother, James.[4] She attended Stage Coach, a Saturday drama school, before leaving home for London at the age of seventeen.[4] She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, leaving early to film Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud in Romania.[3]

She currently lives in north London.[4]


Manson made her film debut in Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud, and has also appeared in the horror film Blood Monkey and the short film Smile Emily.[5]

Manson has lent her voice to the radio dramas Lost in Plain Sight, The Summer Walking and The Dead Hour.[6]

On television, she played Alice Guppy in two episodes of Torchwood, and appeared as Abby Evans in nine episodes of Casualty. She has guest-starred in episodes of Doctors, The Bill and My Family.

Manson played Lizzie Siddal, muse, wife and lover of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, in the BBC Two period drama Desperate Romantics.[7] She appeared as the vampiress Daisy Hannigan-Spiteri in series two of Being Human, alongside Desperate Romantics co-star Aidan Turner.[8][9]

Manson played Ginger Corrigan in the 2010 adaptation of Agatha Christie's Marple: The Pale Horse,[10] and also played Fleur Morgan in Outcasts,[11] an eight-part series by Kudos for BBC One. In 2011, Manson portrayed Leah in the third series of Misfits and Emma "Whirly" Tyson in the BBC drama Young James Herriot.[12]

She will also appear in the forthcoming fifth series of Irish drama Raw.[13]


Manson won Best Performance (Female) at the 2008 Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland, for playing Stepdaughter in the National Theatre of Scotland production of Six Characters in Search of an Author.[14]



Year Show Role Notes
2006 The Bill Martine McKenzie
- Episode 405 (2006)
Police drama
2007 My Family Casting P.A.
- Breaking Up Ain't Hard To Do (2007)
Nearly Famous Melanie
- Episode 1.5 (2007)
TV series
2008 Doctors Kelly Moore
- Jack the Lad (2008)
Soap opera
Torchwood Alice Guppy
- Fragments (2008)
- Exit Wounds (2008)
TV series
Casualty Abby Evans
- 9 episodes (2008–2009)
Soap opera
2009 Desperate Romantics Lizzie Siddal Period drama
2010 Being Human Daisy
- 6 episodes (2010)
TV series
Agatha Christie's Marple: The Pale Horse Ginger Corrigan Television film
2011 Outcasts Fleur Morgan
- 8 episodes (2011)
TV series
Misfits Leah
- Episode 3.6 (2011)
TV series
Young James Herriot Emma "Whirly" Tyson
- 3 episodes (2011)
Period drama
The Field of Blood Karen Burnett TV series
2014–15 Atlantis Medea TV series


Year Film Role Notes
2007 Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud Jodie Hatfield
Blood Monkey Amy Armstrong
2013 January January
Not Another Happy Ending Darsie



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