Creator: Matthew Vaughn
Matthew de Vere Drummond (born 1971 as Matthew Allard Robert Vaughn) is a British film director, producer and screenwriter. Like his friend Guy Ritchie he is married to a well-known celebrity, German model Claudia Schiffer.Vaughn went on to produce Ritchie's very first films, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch. and Swept Away. In 2004 he directed his first feature, the crime drama Layer Cake starring Daniel Craig before his James Bond fame. The film was a critical and commercial success and led him to direct other succesful features, most of them based on graphic novels and comic books like Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and Kingsman: The Secret Service.
- Layer Cake (2004)
- Stardust (2007)
- Kick-Ass (2010)
- X-Men: First Class (2011)
- Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
- Comic Book Adaptation: Most of his filmography is this with his adaptations having some minor changes but true to their original source. He has also produced the Fantastic Four (2015) reboot and co-written the script for X-Men: Days of Future Past.
- Production Posse: He frequently collabs with actors Mark Strong, Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher and Corey Johnson. Henry Jackman and Ilan Eshkeri usually compose the music for the films with Kick-Ass being a collaboration between the two, though Jackman will likely be the most usual in the future. Jane Goldman has also co-written some of his films along with him.
- Secret Legacy: Vaughn always thought he was the son of veteran American actor Robert Vaughn but through a paternal investigation his father was identified as George de Vere Drummond, an aristocrat that was a godson to king George VI. He changed his original surname to De Vere Drummond but remains as Matthew Vaughn as an artistic name.
- What Could Have Been: He was set to direct X-Men: The Last Stand but dropped out. Once again he didn't direct another X-Men installment, Days of Future Past, in favor of Bryan Singer, the director of the first two films of the franchise.