Matthew Vaughn

Producer, Director
Producer-director-writer Matthew Vaughn initially made his mark as the man behind the scenes on films directed by friend Guy Ritchie only to eclipse that reputation when he assumed the director's chair for projects of ... Read more »
Born: 03/06/1971 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Producer (14)

Fantastic Four 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

American Jesus 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kick-Ass 2 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Debt 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Harry Brown 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Kick-Ass 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Stardust 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Layer Cake 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mean Machine 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Swept Away 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Snatch 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Innocent Sleep 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (6)

Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Debt 2011 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

X-Men: First Class 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kick-Ass 2010 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Stardust 2007 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)
Director (6)

Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

American Jesus 2014 (Movie)

(has been mentioned) (Director)

X-Men: First Class 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Kick-Ass 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Stardust 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Layer Cake 2005 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1999 (Movie)

Yuppie in Car (Actor)

Biography

Producer-director-writer Matthew Vaughn initially made his mark as the man behind the scenes on films directed by friend Guy Ritchie only to eclipse that reputation when he assumed the director's chair for projects of his own. His collaboration with Ritchie began on the breakout U.K. independent hit "Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels" (1999), followed by the similarly themed criminal caper "Snatch" (2001). Less successful was the change of tack the cinematic duo took with the reviled theatrical bomb "Swept Away" (2002), a romantic comedy starring Ritchie's wife, pop superstar, Madonna. Not to be outdone, Vaughn also landed a prize bride when he wed supermodel Claudia Schiffer in 2002. Taking the reigns on his next effort, Vaughn made his directorial debut with the crime thriller "Layer Cake" (2004), a film that shared similarities with Ritchie's earlier works, although with a decidedly more serious tone. After the movie became a surprise hit, offers poured in and the newly minted director took on the fantasy adventure "Stardust" (2007). Although the film was not quite the hoped for box office bonanza, Vaughn returned triumphant when he helmed "Kick-Ass" (2010), a violent superhero movie that performed well with genre fans. He stuck with the capes and tights crowd, moving on to the prequel "X-Men: First Class" (2011) as director and co-writer. Inarguably ambitious, Vaughn's experience as a producer and his demonstrated skill behind the camera made him one of the more formidable young Turks in early 21st century film.

Relationships

Kathy Ceaton

Mother
Had been in a relationship with Robert Vaughn at the time of Matthew's conception and birth

George Drummond

Father
Also known as George de Vere Drummond is a minor British aristocrat who is the godson to the late King George VI and godfather to model Jodie Kidd it was proved, both scientifically and legally in the 1980s that he was in fact Matthew's biological father Matthew later adopted (for private use) the name Matthew de Vere Drummond

Claudia Schiffer Actor

Wife
Engaged in 2001 married on May 25, 2002 in England

Robert Vaughn Actor

Father
Played Napoleon Solo in the television series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." was believed to be Matthew's biological father Robert Vaughn had always denied that he was Matthew's father

Clementine de Vere Drummond

Daughter
Born Nobermber 11, 2004 mother, Claudia Schiffer

Caspar de Vere Drummond

Son
Born January 30, 2003 mother, Claudia Schiffer

EDUCATION

University College London

Left school after a few weeks and returned to Los Angeles

Stowe School

Stowe , Buckinghamshire

University College London

Left school after a few weeks and returned to Los Angeles

Milestones

2011

Directed a prequel to the "X-Men" film series, "X-Men: First Class"

2010

Directed a film adaption of Mark Millar's "Kick-Ass"

2009

Co-produced the crime thriller, "Harry Brown"

2004

Made directorial debut with the gangster film, "Layer Cake," starring Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller

2004

Helmed an ensemble cast in "Stardust," a fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's novella of the same name

2002

Co-produced with Ritchie the British feature, "Mean Machine"

2002

Again partnered with Ritchie to produce the critically panned, "Swept Away," which starred Ritchie's then wife Madonna

2001

Re-teamed with Ritchie to produce, "Snatch"

1999

Partnered with Guy Ritchie to produce the gangster comedy, "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"

1995

Made producing debut with the little-seen thriller, "The Innocent Sleep," starring Annabella Sciorra and Michael Gambon

Worked as an assistant to a director in Los Angeles before returning to England to attend University

Traveled the world on a Hard Rock Café tour

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