Ron Howard Says He Felt ‘Transfixed’ Exploring Historic Graveyard

by Keeli Parkey
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During a trip “across the pond,” beloved film director Ron Howard visited a very historic place. And he found himself “transfixed” by what he experienced.

So, where was the director visiting when he found himself in awe of his surroundings?

Well, according to what he shared on Twitter on Saturday, Nov. 13, the 67-year-old director was in London, England. During his visit to that iconic and historic locale, his travels took him – and his wife, Cheryl Howard – to a place that some people are dying to visit.

“Cheryl & I had a long walkabout in #London today including an extraordinary hour here at #BromptonCemetery,” Ron Howard posted.

The director of “Apollo 13” and “A Beautiful Mind” found the cemetery awe-inspiring.

“This place transfixed & transported us. I recommend a visit if your (sic) are ever in the neighborhood,” he also tweeted. You can check out his tweet and the photo he shared from Brompton Cemetery below.

Ron Howard is also famous for the television roles he played in his younger years. He was just a boy when he played Opie Taylor in “The Andy Griffith Show.” He later appeared in “Happy Days” – another beloved sitcom – as a young man.

In addition to his acting career, Ron Howard has been a creative force behind some very, very popular films during the last four decades. His directing work includes such films as “Parenthood,” “Backdraft,” “Far and Away,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Cinderella Man,” and “The Da Vinci Code.”

Learn More About the Historic Cemetery Ron Howard Visited in London, England

Ron Howard’s acting and directing history is probably very familiar to many moviegoers in the United States of America. However, many Americans may not know much about the cemetery Howard and his wife, Cheryl, recently visited in London, England.

So, let’s take a brief look at the history of this famous cemetery. According to the Royal Parks website, Brompton Cemetery was opened in England in the 19th century.

“These large spaces were created outside central London to cope with the demands of a rapidly-growing population. In 1838 the architect Benjamin Baud won a competition to design the cemetery, and he created a neoclassical marvel of sweeping colonnades, symmetrical features and the crowning glory of a chapel rotunda,” the website also explained.

The cemetery has appeared in several films during its history. These include the James Bond film, “GoldenEye,” which debuted in 1995 and had Pierce Brosnan playing the famous spy. It also appeared in “Johnny English” in 2003, among others.

So, it sort of makes sense for a director such as Ron Howard to decide to visit the historic location. It makes one wonder if he was there to scout the location of a new movie. This is total speculation of course, but the famous cemetery could be a very interesting filming location. Fans will have to wait and see.

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