“Happy Days” star Ron Howard recently dropped a gorgeous photo of London – a place he’s been working from in recent weeks. The English town is definitely ready for the holidays. Ron Howard let us in on a little bit of the town’s magic as the photo magnificently sparkles with holiday cheer.
In an Instagram post early Sunday morning, Howard dropped the photo for everyone to enjoy. It shows a glistening street with decorative lights, highlighted by the gorgeous lit up white buildings all around. Somehow the street looks cozy and warm, despite the dreary temperatures in England.
“walking to my apt from work. #London,” Howard captioned the serene photo.
While it appears the “Happy Days” icon has several projects going on, according to IMDB, it’s unclear what brings him to London this season. Howard has several acting credits under his belt, but he’s most notably recognized for his producing and directing.
“Happy Days” Star Ron Howard on Working with Henry Winkler
Everyone who knows and loves “Happy Days” knows that Richie Cunningham and The Fonz had an unlikely friendship that somehow worked well. Not unlike their onscreen friendship, Ron Howard and Henry Winkler also worked really well together off screen. The two became friends quickly – and respected each other’s work ethic.
Additionally, in an interview, Howard shared about their bond and interaction in those early days.
“We immediately bonded and became great friends,” he shared. “We were a fantastic ensemble.” Howard went on to say, “We all got along great.”
Further, Winkler, in return, shared similar affections for his co-star.
“[Ron Howard] put his arm around me, he’s 18 and I am 26, and he walked me to the back of the sound stage,” Winkler recalls. ‘You know…I don’t think we should hit the script. The writers are working as hard as they can.’”
However, as Henry Winkler became a sensation nationwide (what with that leather jacket and thick hair, how could he not?) Howard shared that producers on the show became somewhat dismissive of the Richie Cunningham star.
“The executives, studio heads, network heads, they, started treating me with a lot of disrespect,” he shared. “From a business standpoint, just in terms of interaction, and the press, kept saying ‘what’s it like?’ or ‘do you feel like a second class citizen on your own show?’ these kinds of things, which I didn’t feel within the workspace. And I certainly didn’t feel within our friendship.”
However, things worked out for Howard in the end. He would go on to become one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood. With hits like “Apollo 13” and “A Beautiful Mind,” the star has the vision – and hardware – to secure his legacy.