Catherine Ann "Katy" Manning
(born 1946) is an English actress best known for her part as the companion Jo Grant in Doctor Who
. She also plays Time Lady Iris Wildthyme in Big Finish Doctor Who
— and yes, the two characters have teamed up.
She's officially an Australian citizen, although she lives in London.
Tropes that apply to this actress include:
- Blind Without 'Em: Jo was famous for holding hands with the Doctor whenever they were running away from a bad guy. This was because Katy Manning is incredibly short-sighted and at the time couldn't tolerate contact lenses - on her first location shoot she allegedly ran at full speed into a tree.
- Cool Old Lady
- Fun Personified
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Best friends with Liza Minnelli since 1958.