|Born||(1985-09-09) 9 September 1985
Amy Manson (born 9 September 1985) 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, 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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
|2006||The Bill||Martine McKenzie
– Episode 405 (2006)
|2007||My Family||Casting P.A.
– Breaking Up Ain’t Hard To Do (2007)
– Episode 1.5 (2007)
– Jack the Lad (2008)
– Fragments (2008)
– Exit Wounds (2008)
– 9 episodes (2008–2009)
|2009||Desperate Romantics||Lizzie Siddal||Period drama|
– 6 episodes (2010)
|Agatha Christie’s Marple: The Pale Horse||Ginger Corrigan||Television film|
– 8 episodes (2011)
– Episode 3.6 (2011)
|Young James Herriot||Emma “Whirly” Tyson
– 3 episodes (2011)
|The Field of Blood||Karen Burnett|
|2015–16||Once Upon a Time||Merida||Recurring Role, 8 episodes|
|2017||The White Princess||Cathy Gordon – 4 episodes||Period drama|
|2007||Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud||Jodie Hatfield|
|Blood Monkey||Amy Armstrong|
|Not Another Happy Ending||Darsie|
|2008||Six Characters in Search of an Author||Stepdaughter||Performed at Lyceum Theatre and Citizens Theatre|