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Amy Manson
Born (1985-09-09) 9 September 1985 (age 38)
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Alma mater Central School of Speech and Drama
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Amy Manson (born 9 September 1985) is a Scottish actress. She has portrayed Alice Guppy in Torchwood, Abby Evans in Casualty, Lizzie Siddal in Desperate Romantics, Daisy Hannigan-Spiteri in Being Human, Medea in Atlantis, and Merida in the fifth season of the ABC fairy tale drama series Once Upon a Time.


Born and brought up in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Manson has one sister, Ailsa Manson and one brother, James Manson, all of Sept Manson of Clan Gunn. 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 lives in North London.


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 vampire 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, 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 also appears in the fifth series of Irish drama Raw.


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.



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)
2008 Doctors Kelly Moore
- Jack the Lad (2008)
Soap opera
Torchwood Alice Guppy
- Fragments (2008)
- Exit Wounds (2008)
Casualty Abby Evans
- 9 episodes (2008–2009)
Soap opera
2009 Desperate Romantics Lizzie Siddal Period drama
2010 Being Human Daisy
- 6 episodes (2010)
Agatha Christie's Marple: The Pale Horse Ginger Corrigan Television film
2011 Outcasts Fleur Morgan
- 8 episodes (2011)
Misfits Leah
- Episode 3.6 (2011)
Young James Herriot Emma "Whirly" Tyson
- 3 episodes (2011)
Period drama
The Field of Blood Karen Burnett
2014–15 Atlantis Medea
2015–16 Once Upon a Time Merida Recurring Role, 8 episodes
2017 The White Princess Cathy Gordon - 4 episodes Period drama
2018 Legacies Dryad 1 episode
2021 The Nevers Sarah / Maladie Main cast
Effie Boyle Credited as Margaret Tuttle


Year Film Role Notes
2007 Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud Jodie Hatfield
Blood Monkey Amy Armstrong
2013 Not Another Happy Ending Darsie
Harrigan Vickey Frizell
2015 Two Down Air Hostess ...
The Chameleon Pamela
Estranged January
2017 T2 Trainspotting Woman in Club
Edie Fiona
2019 Run Katie
Beats Cat
Doom: Annihilation Lt. Joan Dark
2021 Spencer Anne Boleyn
She Will Lois


Year Film Role Notes
2008 Six Characters in Search of an Author Stepdaughter Performed at Lyceum Theatre and Citizens Theatre
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