Ron Howard nervous making ‘Eight Days A Week’ documentary because he didn’t want to be ‘despised by a Beatle’

New film documents The Beatles’ touring years

Filmmaker Ron Howard has spoken about his new Beatles tour documentary film Eight Days A Week.

The film, which documents The Beatles’ touring years, premiered in London last night. With the film covering the years up to The Beatles’ final gig at Los Angeles’ Candlestick Park, Howard has also said that he would be interested in making another film about the band’s post-touring years.

Speaking to NME at the premiere, Howard said that it was “a little bit bittersweet to finally let go of” the project but that he was happy to “share it with audiences.”


On whether he would ever recreate The Beatles’ story with actors, Howard replied: “Not for me, no way. They are so charismatic and so unique that anyone would pale no matter how great an actor they were. So this is the way to tell their story.”

Howard also admitted to being nervous that something might have “gone wrong” during the film’s creation, saying: “Who wants to be despised by a Beatle? Not me.”

As well as the film of Eight Days A Week, The Beatles released new live album ‘Live At The Hollywood Bowl’ this week which is set for the Top Five in the UK album chart.