U certificateThe Agony and the Ecstasy is a Film programme that first aired in 1965 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 3 star programme


The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Directed by
Carol Reed

Lavish Hollywood epic about Michelangelo, master artist of the Renaissance, and his conflict with Pope Julius II over his commission to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. When he is at first displeased with his work on the fresco, Michelangelo flees in disgust to the mountains. There he has a vision that inspires him to return to his task.

Written by ,

Also known as "La Agonía y el Éxtasis"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 130 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1965

3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Charlton HestonCharlton Heston...Michelangelo
Image for Rex HarrisonRex Harrison...Pope Julius II
Diane Cilento...Contessina de Medici
Image for Harry AndrewsHarry Andrews...Donato Bramante
Alberto Lupo...Duke of Urbino
Image for Adolfo CeliAdolfo Celi...Cardinal Giovanni de Medici
Venantino Venantini...Paris De Grassis
John Stacy...Sangallo
Fausto Tozzi...Foreman
Maxine Audley...Woman
Tomás Milián...Raphael