Ron Howard premieres his Beatles documentary Eight Days A Week

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Ron Howard might be best known for directing big budget epics such as Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code and In The Heart Of The Sea, but he's turned his attention to music for a new documentary.

Ron was in London for a special screening of his hotly anticipated documentary about the Fab Four, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week

His authorised documentary about the early years of The Beatles features exclusive footage and is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

The London screening drew famous faces including Julie Walters and Notting Hill director Richard Curtis.

Julie Walters attends the screening for new documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, at the Picture House Central cinema in London.
Julie Walters (Ian West/PA)

The doc reflects on the first part of The Beatles' career between 1962 and 1966 and will explore how John, Paul, George and Ringo came together.

ichard Curtis attends the screening for new documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, at the Picture House Central cinema in London.
Richard Curtis (Ian West/PA)

The title is taken from a 1964 hit single by the group.

Ron Howard attends the screening for new documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years, at the Picture House Central cinema in London.
(Ian West/PA)

It hits UK cinemas on September 15.