Matthew Vaughn Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

5th December 2014

Fact: Celebrated British moviemaker Matthew Vaughn has snapped up the film rights for Tonya Hurley's cult young adult Ghostgirl novels. Vaughn will produce the adaptations of the trilogy about a dead girl's efforts to be popular.

15th April 2011

Quote: "There are a lot of young American actors right now who haven't got any technique... And, to be blunt, a lot of these kids assume that just by having a good set of teeth and t**s, smiling for the camera is gonna be enough. I needed someone who could act." X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn defends his decision to cast actress Jennifer Lawrence in the new film.

8th April 2011

Quote: "He shouts and tells you to stop being f**ing bad. Matthew is very ready to tell you in no uncertain terms, with expletives added, that you're being f**king s**t." James McAvoy was on the receiving end of director Matthew Vaughn's rants on the set of new blockbuster X-Men: First Class.

26th May 2010

Fact: Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Vaughn have named their new baby daughter Cosima Violet. The unusual Italian name is derived from the Greek word cosmos which means order or decency. The couple is already parents to Caspar, seven, and Clementine, five.

11th May 2010

Fact: Pregnant supermodel Claudia Schiffer has stripped off to show her baby bump on the cover of Germany's Vogue magazine. The mum-to-be, who is expecting a daughter with KICK-ASS director Matthew Vaughn later this month (May10), can be seen protecting her modesty with her hands in the fully nude shot.

5th May 2010

Fact: KICK-ASS filmmaker Matthew Vaughn has been put in charge of directing X-Men: FIRST CLASS, which is due in cinemas next summer (Jun11).

2nd April 2010

Fact: Pregnant supermodel Claudia Schiffer has learned her third child with husband Matthew Vaughn will be a baby girl. The catwalk beauty, who married the film producer in 2002, is due to give birth in May (10).

24th March 2010

Quote: "I'd love a beer, that's all I've been craving. I didn't even like it before I was pregnant. Alcohol's bad for you when you're pregnant, but I just want beer." Supermodel Claudia Schiffer on her pregnancy cravings. The German beauty is expecting her third child with husband Matthew Vaughn in May (10).

18th October 2007

Quote: "Because of Star Wars I've always wanted to make a big fairy tale. I'd gone on a journey with Luke Skywalker and I wanted to do something like that for my children." Director Matthew Vaughn made new movie STARDUST for his children.

14th April 2006

Fact: Russian boxing champion NICOLAI VALUEV has landed a role in Layer Cake movie-maker Matthew Vaughn's new film after the director spotted his picture in a newspaper. The 7 feet 2 inches (2.2 metre) tall 'Beast from the East' will star alongside Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Sienna Miller in STARDUST.

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