Katy Manning


Katy Manning Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Katy Manning and her childhood friend Liza Minnelli once created a traffic jam in a McDonalds drive thru, when they couldn't manoeuvre the limousine they were travelling in through the exit lane. They kept ordering until the limousine was full and the manager of the store took pity and closed the lane.

    • Katy Manning states the only fight she ever had with Jon Pertwee was when due to her myopia she got them lost by holding a road map upside down whilst directing him. Barry Letts incorporated this anecdote into a scene in the perennial favourite The Daemons, much to Katy's amusement.

    • Katy Manning spent her 5th birthday at Lords Cricket Ground waiting for the batsman to attain a century before she could celebrate her birthday.

    • Katy Manning once sang an entire aria from Rigoletto just using the phrase 'Brussels Sprouts' to amuse her co-star Jon Pertwee as he detests the vegetable.

    • Katy Manning made her directorial début in 2001 with the stage-play Banjo Patterson starring her long-time partner Barry Crocker.

    • Katy Manning has turned her hand to a writing career since moving to Australia, penning the television series Private Wives and writing and starring in Don't Call Us.

    • Katy Manning is a well-known convention guest and takes delight in being there for her fans, this predilection led to the short film Where on Earth Is... Katy Manning Because She'd Really Like to Know! about her attendance at 7 events in 10 weeks.

    • Katy Manning moved to Australia in the late 1970 after her premature twins, Jonathon and Georgina, contracted whooping cough. She believed the warmer climate would improve their health.

    • Katy Manning famously earned the ire of Mary Whitehouse, when in the episode The Claws of Axos whilst clambering over the set, her short skirt revealed a flash of her colour-coordinated knickers.

    • Katy Manning won Best Supporting Actress for When Darkness Falls at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival in 2006.

    • Katy Manning is 5 ft (152 cm) tall.

    • Katy Manning became an Australian Citizen in September 2004 after living in the country for a little over twenty years.

    • Katy Manning is a self-confessed hoarder and took home one of the maggots used in her final Doctor Who story The Green Death. She still has it and is intending one day to make it a piece for a charity auction.

    • Katy Manning caused a furore in 1978 when she posed nude with an original Dalek prop for the men's magazine Girl Illustrated.

    • The tradition of The Doctor taking a companion's hand when running began with Katy Manning, due to her short-sightedness she couldn't be trusted not to run into something without someone to guide her.

  • Quotes

    • Katy Manning: I was told once never to say you couldn't do anything. So when I was asked to abseil down a cliff, I said I could even though I'd never done it before. The only problem was when I got to the bottom, Jon [Pertwee] said, 'Well done, Katy,' instead of 'Well done, Jo,' and I had to do it all over again.

    • Katy Manning: I was driving along with a girlfriend once and I saw this beautiful bunch of white flowers alongside the road and I asked her to stop the car. And she's going what? I'm saying, 'It's so beautiful' and she said, 'What? Plastic bags?' Whose eyes would you rather live through: Mine or hers? I saw flowers, she saw plastic bags.

    • Katy Manning: (About preparation for her portrayal of Bette Davis) In all those years with Judy [Garland], there was a range of extraordinary characters around and it gave me an insight into this kind of person. I am using Judy and all of them to base this one on.

    • Katy Manning: The great thing is that when you can't see you don't know how far there is to fall. We lived in one place in Australia on the eighth or ninth floor and there was this tiny parapet that went all the way around, so I'd walk to the next door neighbours place in high heels and tight skirts and there's be people on the ground yelling up, "Don't do it."

    • Katy Manning: Everybody talks about Davros - but I liked it when you didn't see what was inside a Dalek because it had no human form whatsoever - and that's why it was so damn scary.

    • Katy Manning: We never tried to send it up. Jo would've married The Doctor in a heartbeat: he was the sort of man she wanted in her life.