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The Divine Michelangelo - biographies

Stephen Noonan is Michelangelo

Stephen Noonan is MichelangeloStephen Noonan is an established stage, film and TV actor.

Amongst other things he has performed with the RSC and the Old Vic and has appeared in programmes such as Peak Practice, The Bill and London's Burning.

He did his dramatic training at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London.

Professor William E Wallace - art historian, Michelangelo expert and series consultant

William E Wallace received his PhD in Art History from Columbia University in New York in 1983, and that same year joined the faculty of Washington University in St Louis as an assistant professor.

He currently is a full professor of Chair of the department of Art History and Archeology.

Professor Wallace is an internationally recognized authority on Michelangelo and his contemporaries.

He was one of a select group of scholars from around the world invited to confer with the Vatican about the restoration of Michelangelo's frescos in the Sistine Chapel.

In addition to more than 50 articles (as well as two works of fiction), he is the author and editor of four books on Michelangelo, including the award-winning, Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, and Architecture (1998) and Michelangelo at San Lorenzo: The Genius as Entrepreneur.

He is currently writing a new biography of Michelangelo.

Robert Hatfield - art historian and Michelangelo expert

Robert Hatfield acquired his PhD at Harvard.

He has been a fellow of Villa I Tatti three times and is a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.

He has written two publications on Botticelli; a book about the Sistine Chapel ceiling called Trust in God: The Sources of Michelangelo's Frescoes on the Sistine Ceiling; and a book on Michelangelo's riches called The Wealth of Michelangelo.

Sir Timothy Clifford - art historian and Michelangelo expert

Sir Timothy, of the Courtauld Institute, was appointed director of the National Galleries of Scotland in 1984.

He began his museological career at Manchester City Art Galleries in 1968, in the Department of Paintings.

He then worked in the Victoria & Albert Museum and British Museum (Print Room) before returning to direct Manchester City Art Galleries from 1978 to 1984.

Sir Timothy is the author of many publications and contributes to numerous journals.

He was knighted in April 2002. In August 2003 he became Trustee of the Wallace Collection.

Monsignor Timothy Verdon - art historian and Michelangelo expert

Timothy Verdon, a Roman Catholic priest and Canon of Florence Cathedral, took a PhD in art history at Yale University in 1975 and has taught in the United States and in Italy.

He currently lectures for Stanford University in their Florence, Italy programme.

He also directs the Office for Catechesis Through Art of the Archdiocese of Florence and is a member of the board of directors of the Cathedral Museum.

He has published books and articles on religious art in Italy and related topics.

Leo Stevenson - artist

Fleur Kelly and Leo Stevenson reproducing The Creation fresco in St Joseph's Church, LeytonLeo is a painter, sculptor, copyist, broadcaster, musician and much more.

His extensive experience working as an artist and consultant for television includes Painting the Weather for BBC TWO; Leonardo and Omnibus for BBC ONE; Art Fake and Collector's Lot for Channel 4.

Clients he has worked for include the British Library, English Heritage, British Foreign Office, Royal Academy, Science Museum, Saatchi & Saatchi, V&A, National Trust and the British Museum.

Fleur Kelly - artist

Fleur trained in Prato, near Florence, in the studio of one of the great masters and innovators in the creation of fresco, Leonetto Tintori.

She has brought her expertise to bear on a wide range of prestigious projects and has also completed a number of important modern commissions.

Tim Dunn - series producer

Tim is an experienced series producer who works for the BBC arts department.

Previous work for BBC arts includes the critically acclaimed series Leonardo, as well as Reading the Decades and programmes for the Omnibus strand.


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