The use of projectors for home cinema systems has been given a resounding endorsement from silver-screen star, Keira Knightley.

The 26-year-old Brit confessed in an interview with The Sun newspaper that she no longer owns a television – and hasn’t done so in more than five years. She said that if she wants to watch films or television shows, she does so with the DVD player and projector she has set up in her home.

Knightley, who is currently starring in the latest film by acclaimed director, David Cronenberg, A Dangerous Method, said that she is not at all fussed about watching “mindless” programmes and reality shows. She added that she only misses documentaries and football – and often resorts to heading to a local pub to catch a football match on their projector screen.

“There are some wonderful TV dramas and I love documentaries and football but I’m not really interested in reality television or home improvement or game shows,” she said. “What’s amazing is that I haven’t had a TV for five years and I haven’t missed it at all.”

She said that the lack of a television has not quelled her film-watching habits, however, and her projector and DVD player get a lot of use.