Katy Manning

Katy Manning

actress, writer

Katy Manning was born on Oct 14, 1946 in UK. Katy Manning's big-screen debut came with Doctor Who - Season 8 directed by Douglas Camfield in 1971. Katy Manning is known for Prisoner Zero directed by Sean Zwan, Alexander Vlahos stars as Prisoner Zero and Daniel Brocklebank as 17 episodes, 2016. The most recent award Katy Manning achieved is Melbourne Underground Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Katy Manning plays is The Power of One Coin which will be released on Sep 19, 2018.

Katy Manning trained as an actress at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1971, she became known to millions of British television viewers when she joined Docteur Who (1963) as the companion Jo Grant, which she played for three seasons opposite Jon Pertwee as the Doctor until 1973. Straight after, she hosted her own show, entitled Serendipity (1973) about arts and crafts, before appearing in Armchair Theatre (1956), Whodunnit? (1972) - also starring Jon Pertwee - and Target (1977) amongst others.In 1982, she moved to Australia to live when her twin son and daughter were very young and has been a special guest at many Australian Docteur Who (1963) conventions. She continued her acting career and took part in many Australian stage productions, including "Run For Your Wife" and "Educating Rita", among others. After living in Australia for several years, she moved to the USA, but returned to Australia on a regular basis to take part in stage plays. She became an Australian citizen on 15 September 2004 and hosted her own show called 'Preview with Katy Manning' from 2001 to 2008. In 2010, she reprised her role as Jo Jones (nee Grant) in the Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007).Manning has two children, twins born in 1978, with Dean Harris. She also famously appeared in the soft porn magazine "Girl Illustrated" in 1976, posing naked with a Dalek. Barry Crocker has been her partner since 1989. Manning is still most famous for her role in Docteur Who (1963) and has contributed to many documentaries and DVD commentaries connected to her time on the series. After moving back to the UK in 2009, she continues to appear on television and in both feature films and short films.

  • Birthday

    Oct 14, 1946
  • Place of Birth

    Guildford, Surrey, England, UK

Known For


1 wins & 0 nominations

Melbourne Underground Film Festival
When Darkness Falls (2006)
Winner - Best Supporting Actress

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