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Amy Manson
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General Information
Gender: Female
Birthday: September 9, 1985
Age: 31
Hometown: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Birthplace: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Other Information
Height: 5'7"
Occupation(s): Actress
Education: Stage Coach (a Saturday drama school)
Central School of Speech and Drama
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Ailsa (sister)
James (brother)
Relationships: Ben Turner (ex-boyfriend)
Series Information
Character: Merida
First appearance: The Dark Swan
Last appearance: Only You

Amy Manson is a Scottish actress, known for portraying Alice Guppy in Torchwood, Abby Evans in Casualty, Lizzie Siddal in Desperate Romantics, Daisy Hannigan-Spiteri in Being Human and Medea in Atlantis. Manson is currently playing Merida in the fifth season of the ABC fairy tale drama series Once Upon a Time.

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Background

Born and brought up in Aberdeenshire, Manson has a sister, Ailsa and a brother, James. She 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, leaving early to film Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud in Romania. She currently lives in north London.

Career

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.

Manson has lent her voice to the radio dramas Lost in Plain Sight, The 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 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. She appeared as the vampiress Daisy Hannigan-Spiteri in series two of Being Human, alongside Desperate Romantics co-star Aidan Turner.

Manson played Ginger Corrigan in the 2010 adaptation of Agatha Christie's Marple: The Pale Horse, and also played Fleur Morgan in Outcasts,[13] 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.

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

Trivia

  • Was almost cast as Diana in the CW Wonder Woman series Amazon before plans were cancelled by both the network and producers.
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