15 Facts About Matthew Vaughn


Matthew Allard de Vere Drummond was born on Matthew Allard Robert Vaughn; 7 March 1971 and is an English filmmaker.


Matthew Vaughn has produced films including Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, and directed Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and produced, co-wrote, and directed its prequel The King's Man.


Matthew Vaughn was educated at Sussex House School in London and then Stowe School in Buckingham.


Matthew Vaughn later returned to London, and attended University College London studying anthropology and ancient history.


Aged 25, Matthew Vaughn produced a low-budget thriller, The Innocent Sleep, starring Annabella Sciorra and Michael Gambon.


Matthew Vaughn continued as a producer on close friend Guy Ritchie's film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.


Matthew Vaughn made his directorial debut in 2004 with Layer Cake.


The film was well received and its success led to Matthew Vaughn being tapped to direct X-Men: The Last Stand, but he dropped out only two weeks before filming began.


Matthew Vaughn directed and co-wrote the first film in the prequel trilogy of the X-Men film universe titled, X-Men: First Class.


Matthew Vaughn was signed to return to the series as director of the sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, but dropped out in favour of Bryan Singer who had directed the first two films in the original trilogy, X-Men and X2: X-Men United.


Matthew Vaughn remained attached to the film by co-writing the script.


Matthew Vaughn returned to direct, produce, and co-write the Kingsman sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which was released in theaters in September 2017.


Matthew Vaughn directed and provided the story for The King's Man, the third installment in the franchise serving as a prequel to the original film.


In March 2017, Collider reported that Matthew Vaughn was top choice to direct Man of Steel 2; in September of that year, Matthew Vaughn confirmed that he was in negotiations with the studio to helm the project.


On 25 May 2002, Matthew Vaughn married German model Claudia Schiffer in Suffolk.