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Amy Manson

Last updated 23 March 2013

Amy Manson

Born: 1985 (age: 34)


Amy Manson is a Scottish actress, known for portraying Alice Guppy in Torchwood, Abby Evans in CasualtyLizzie Siddal in Desperate Romantics and Daisy Hannigan-Spiteri in Being Human.

Born and brought up in Aberdeenshire, Manson attended Stage Coach, a Saturday drama school, before leaving home for London at the age of seventeen. She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

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. She has recently finished completed the filming of January, starring alongside James Cosmo and Nora Jane Noone, and will also appear in the forthcoming Not Another Happy EndingHarrigan and Crossmaglen.

Manson has lent her voice to the radio dramas Lost in Plain SightThe Summer Walking and The Dead Hour.

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 DoctorsThe Bill and My Family.

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

Manson played Ginger Corrigan in the 2010 adaptation of Agatha Christie's MarpleThe Pale Horse and also played Fleur Morgan in Outcasts, 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.