Henry Winkler for Line of Duty role?

Henry Winkler has teased a 'Line of Duty' role could be on the way.

The 'Happy Days' legend and his wife Stacey are huge fans of the BBC police corruption drama series and he revealed he had recently had an interesting discussion with showrunner Jed Mercurio about a potential project.

He told Telegraph magazine: "Stacey and I love television. We binged 'Line of Duty'.

"I just had a chat with Jed Mercurio, the man behind it. He had an idea he wanted to float by me – and let me just say that I liked his boat."

The 78-year-old actor has appeared in numerous projects over the years but he's happy to still be recognised as The Fonz from 'Happy Days'.

He said: "I’m taking the Fonz and Beyond tour around the UK next month. I talk about my life, fears, children, dogs, my wife, my parents, who were difficult, and my career. I’m fine to still be known for the Fonz. I won an Emmy for 'Barry', so what do I care?"

His comments came after the show's star Vicky McClure previously admitted she and the rest of the cast were thrilled when Henry had tweeted about his love of the programme.

She told Cosmopolitan magazine: "We did have The Fonz, aka Henry Winkler, tweet us that he's a fan of the show which was the biggest moment for us all.

"He's the biggest man on earth. It's gone stateside. And who's cooler than The Fonz? So that's always stuck with me."

Meanwhile, Vicky's co-star Martin Compston recently admitted he'd love former 'EastEnders' star Danny Dyer sign up to play a villain in 'Line of Duty'.

He was quoted by the Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: "[Danny] would be a great shout [as a 'bent copper' on the show].

"Danny is something else, honestly, he is one of our treasures. He is a wonderful actor - it would be good to see [him] in there."