Ron Howard and Peter Morgan, filmmakers of Frost/Nixon, have paid tribute to Sir David Frost, who passed away on August 31 at the age of 74.
The duo turned Frost’s 1977 television interviews with former President Richard Nixon into historical drama Frost/Nixon. During an interview, both Howard and Morgan praised Frost as “a pioneer of broadcasting.”
Morgan told Digital Spy that he admired Frost for his conversion from “iconoclast, satirist and rule-breaker.” He went on to say, “He also became a figure of the establishment.- His achievements were under acknowledged.”
Howard added, “He liked the film and he did me the honor of interviewing me for his program.” He then went on to say that he “felt like it was a personal highlight and achievement.”
Howard and Morgan were speaking at the press day for Rush, a biopic based on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One Championship.
Rush will be out in UK theaters September 13 and will be in US theaters from September 27.