Director Matthew Vaughn was snubbed by the paparazzi at the illustrious Tribeca Film Festival, even though his own film Layer Cake was showing there.

The irritated photographers were desperate to snap Vaughn's supermodel wife Claudia Schiffer, and yelled at the movie-maker to get out of the way.

One snapper admitted, "Many of them didn't know who Matthew was and called on him to move out of the way."

Vaughn's spokeswoman eventually protested, "Claudia's husband is a very important director. He has a film showing at the festival!"

But the press were not interested, shouting back, "Whoever he is, we don't want him - move!"

25/04/2005 13:55