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"I lose things all the time. I once left my mother's ashes at a bus stop."
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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 related to her career 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.

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