North-east actress in running to play Wonder Woman in new US series

North-east actress, Amy Manson, is in contention for the starring role in new series.

Amy Manson, Aberdeen actress in the running for Wonder Woman
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A north-east actress is among the candidates to play the leading role and don the star-spangled cape in a new American series of "Wonder Woman."

Amy Manson, 27, was born in Westhill and has already made it through two auditions as she bids to seize the pivotal role in a re-boot of the DC Comics character.

She is no stranger to big-time drama, having already appeared in such television programmes as "Torchwood", "Casualty", "Marple", "Desperate Romantics" and "Being Human."

Brought up in the north-east, Manson was interested in acting from an early age and one of her first teachers was Yvonne Wheeler, the Head of Faculty at Westhill Academy.

Ms Wheeler told STV: "I was involved with drama at Stagecoach, and Amy was one of a group of talented actors and actresses who came through the ranks about ten years ago.

"She was involved in a production of [the rock opera] "Godspell", which was staged at The Lemon Tree and was also put on during the Aberdeen international Youth Festival.

"I think it was a bit of a turning point for Amy. She subsequently decided to make acting a full-time career, flung herself into auditions, and she has done very well ever since."

Manson left Scotland as a teenager and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

She now lives in London, but could soon join the growing list of transatlantic stars.

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