BBC Sport: The first time it was shown was in 1930, when the World Cup was held in France.
Then the idea was to show the games in the theatre, but the first game was shown at Wembley Stadium in London, in 1936, when England beat Germany in the final.
Was it the first ever World Cup in the UK?
It was in 1936 when England won the World Championship.
Did the idea of the cinema and the theatres come about in response to the idea that you can’t watch a movie in a cinema, you can only watch it in a theatre?
The idea came about in the 1940s, because there was a huge number of film films being shown in the theatre and cinema screens were very small, so the idea came up to make a cinema.
The first movie ever shown in a UK theatre was in 1939 by an American director, Stanley Kubrick.
Was that the first movie to be shown in cinema?
No, the idea originated in the 1930s.
Because cinema was seen as the only place to be.
When I was a child, when I was younger, cinema was a very important part of my childhood.
I grew up with films on a big screen in our house, so it was a great part of our childhood.
Were there any films made in England before 1940 that you thought were exceptional?
I’m not sure, I think there were a lot of films made before 1940, but I don’t think any of them were of the highest calibre.
They were all about the big events, the big battles, the wars, the political battles.
What about the film industry at the time?
The movie industry at that time was very small and was still very much in its infancy.
It was all about advertising, it was all the advertising people doing the film, so there was very little that was done by film producers.
Were you a film maker?
When did you start making films?
I was born in 1935 and I was very young.
I was about 14 years old when I made my first film.
What was your first film?
It had been a film called “The Great Train Robbery”, which was an English film, I was 13.
I remember I was in the same class with my brothers and I thought “this is great, I’ll make my own film”.
I had a couple of friends who were making films and they all said “yeah, you’ll do it”.
I went to a local film school and I got into the class and I think my first ever film was “The Train Robber”.
I think I got my first big break when I got a call from the producer of a film.
They said “we want you to do a film about a train robbery”.
It was a short film and the producer said “I’m going to make your film and you’re going to do all the stunts and everything”.
They called it “The Railway Robbery”.
I said “No thanks”.
So I never made any films.
I started making films in my spare time, but they didn’t really pay much attention to me.
I didn’t have a family, I didn’st have any friends.
I wasn’t really good at the films.
But one of my favourite films was “A Christmas Carol”.
I made a couple more films in between “The River” and “The Sound of Music”.
I was just really bored.
I did a couple films and I made them as a hobby, I really enjoyed doing them, I enjoyed them, but my parents didn’t understand it and I didn´t get a lot out of it.
Did you ever get any money from them?
No I didn`t get any kind of money from my parents.
They never paid me anything.
Did they ever pay you any money?
No no, I don`t know.
When was your last film?
I didn t make any films until I was 26.
What do you do now?
I am currently a director of a theatre company in London.
When is the last time you saw a film?
I’ve never seen a movie.
What film did you see in the past?
I think “Cinema” was the last film I saw.
Do you have any favourite films?
What do I like about them?
I like how they try to bring a different perspective to the film.
I like the way they go with the story and the action and all that.
I don t think there is anything I dont like about any of the films that I have seen.
Are there any movies that you wish you had made in the future?
No but I hope I did.
I hope that my children can see a movie like “A Nightmare on Elm Street”.