Matthew Vaughn, March 2010
|Born||Matthew Allard Robert Vaughn
7 March 1971
London, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Claudia Schiffer (2002–present)|
Matthew de Vere Drummond (born Matthew Allard Robert Vaughn; 7 March 1971), better known as Matthew Vaughn, is an English film producer, director and screenwriter. He is best known for producing such films as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) and directing the films Layer Cake (2004), Stardust (2007) and Kick-Ass (2010). His latest film is the 2011 superhero film X-Men: First Class.
Film career 
Early career 
Vaughn was educated at Stowe School in Buckingham, England. Taking a gap year between Stowe and university, he travelled the world on a Hard Rock Cafe tour and landed in Los Angeles, U.S., where he began working as an assistant to a director. He returned to London, attending University College London where he studied anthropology and ancient history. He dropped out of university after a few weeks, and aged 25, he produced a little-seen thriller, The Innocent Sleep (1995), starring Annabella Sciorra and Michael Gambon.
Producer, writer and director 
Vaughn continued as a producer on close friend Guy Ritchie's film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The film was a success in all aspects, earning Vaughn and Ritchie £9 million each. Vaughn would go on to produce Ritchie's equally acclaimed Snatch and the critically mauled Swept Away.
Vaughn made his directorial debut in 2004 with Layer Cake. The film was well received and its success led to Vaughn being tapped to direct X-Men: The Last Stand but he later dropped out only two weeks before filming began. Vaughn was subsequently very critical of Brett Ratner's direction of X-Men 3.
In May 2010, 20th Century Fox confirmed that Vaughn would direct and co-write X-Men: First Class. The film was released on 1 June 2011. Vaughn was signed onto direct the sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past but dropped out in favour of Bryan Singer, the director of the first two films of the X-Men Series, X-Men and X2: X-Men United. Vaughn is still on as a producer.
It was announced in November 2012 that the reason Vaughn dropped out of the director duties of X-Men: Days of Future Past (the sequel to First Class) was to focus on the adaptation of Mark Millar and David Gibbons's comic book The Secret Service. 20th Century Fox has just closed a deal for worldwide distribution and Marv Films, Vaughn's production company, is also linked to the project. Jane Goldman wrote the script with the director. He stayed as screenwriter and producer in Days of Future Past. He's also a producer in the Fantastic Four reboot.
Recurring collaborators 
Vaughn is best known for starting his career working as a producer for the Guy Ritchie films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and Swept Away. Jane Goldman is one of the screenwriters that Vaughn collaborated with for the films Stardust, Kick-Ass, and X-Men: First Class. The actors that Vaughn usually works with in his films are Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Jason Flemyng, Vas Blackwood, Stephen Walters, Adam Fogerty, Sienna Miller, Brad Pitt (as a producer on Kick-Ass), Mark Strong, Robbie Gee, Alan Ford, Tamer Hassan, Dexter Fletcher and Rade Šerbedžija.
|Collaborator||Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
|X-Men: First Class
1 Pitt is credited in Kick-Ass as a producer only.
Personal life 
Vaughn was believed to be born from an affair between his mother, the early 70's society beauty Kathy Ceaton and actor Robert Vaughn. A paternal investigation subsequently idenitified his father as George de Vere Drummond, an English aristocrat who is a godson of King George VI. Early in Matthew's life, before the paternal investigation, Robert Vaughn asked for the child's name to be Vaughn, and it continues today as his professional name, though Matthew now uses de Vere Drummond in his personal life and for the naming of his children.
Vaughn's wife is German supermodel Claudia Schiffer, whom he married in Shimpling, Suffolk, in 2002. The couple have three children, son Caspar Matthew (born 30 January 2003), daughter Clementine (born 11 November 2004) and daughter Cosima Violet (born 14 May 2010). They have homes in Suffolk and Notting Hill.
- Released Films
|1995||The Innocent Sleep||Producer|
|1998||Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels||Producer, actor (cameo)||Nominated – BAFTA Awards – Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film (shared with Guy Ritchie)|
|2000||Lock, Stock... (TV series)||Executive producer|
|2003||Swag (TV series)||Executive producer|
|2003||Make My Day (TV series documentary)||Executive producer|
|2003||A Short Film About John Bolton (short)||Producer|
|2004||Layer Cake||Director, producer||Empire Award for Best British Director
Nominated – BAFTA Awards – Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer
Nominated – British Independent Film Awards – Douglas Hickox Award
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Newcomer
|2007||Stardust||Director, screenwriter and producer||Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (shared with Goldman, Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess)|
|2010||Kick-Ass||Director, screenwriter and producer||Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Action Movie
Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Director
Nominated – British Independent Film Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Director
Nominated – European Film Award for Best Film
Nominated – Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Film
Nominated – Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated – SFX Award for Best Film
|2011||The Debt||Screenwriter and producer|
|2011||X-Men: First Class||Director and screenwriter|
|2014||X-Men: Days of Future Past||Screenwriter, producer|
|2014||The Secret Service||Director, producer and writer|
|2015||The Fantastic Four||Producer|
- "Vaughn hits out at fame obsession".
- "Movies – Interviews: Matthew Vaughn". BBC. Retrieved 22 June 2012
- Brent Sprecher (9 October 2007). "Stardust Director Matthew Vaughn Blasts Brett Ratner’s X-Men 3: The Last Stand!". ComicBookMovie.com. Retrieved 11 October 2007.
- "Matthew Vaughn Off Thor". /Film.
- Fleming, Mike (4 May 2010). "Fox Signs Vaughn To Direct 'X-Men: First Class' And Sets June 3, 2011 Release Date". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
- Child, Ben (31 January 2012). "Matthew Vaughn to direct sequel to X-Men: First Class". The Guardian (London).
- Fox Wins Rights To Matthew Vaughn’s Next Pic ‘The Secret Service
- http://www.standard.co.uk/news/vaughns-truth-about-son-matthew-6298911.html. Missing or empty
- Norman, Neil (3 October 2004). "Matthew Vaughn: The director's cut". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
- "Jonathan Ross' wife Jane Goldman lets it all hang out as she leads revellers at Kick-Ass premiere party". Daily Mail (London). 24 March 2010.
- Rollings, Grant (23 March 2010). "I found one stalker at my kitchen table Another brought vials of her blood I fear for Claudia and our kids". The Sun (London).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Matthew Vaughn|
- Matthew Vaughn at the Internet Movie Database
- Marv Films at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with "Superherohype.com" (August 2007)