Natural Nylon was a British film and theatre production company.
It was officially formed in 1997 by Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewan McGregor, Sean Pertwee, Damon Bryant, Bradley Adams, and Geoff Deehan, although the history of the group goes back a few years earlier.
Bryant quit his job as cameraman in 1991 and, together with his wife, opened a club on Beak Street in London's Soho. He struck a friendship with TV producer Bradley Adams, whose wife introduced them to Frost, who was going out with Law after meeting him on the set of Shopping. McGregor and Pertwee had also met Law through this film - Pertwee also appeared in it and McGregor read for the part that went to Law. Completing the line-up was Miller, a friend of Law since they met at the National Youth Music Theatre in their late teens.
The majority of the group lived in the Primrose Hill area and started going out regularly at Bryant's bar, which was where the first ideas behind the production company were formed.
The first film to be produced by Natural Nylon was David Cronenberg's eXistenZ (1999) which was followed by Nora (2000), XX/XY (2002), Owning Mahowny (2003), To Kill a King (2003), and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004). They co-produced 2002's Dr Faustus at the Young Vic and commissioned a version of Chekhov's Three Sisters.
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (April 2010)|
- "McGregor drops his film company". BBC News. 31 October 2002.
- "Jude Law 'quits production company". BBC News. 9 January 2003.
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