Doors Open (film)

Doors Open is a 2012 Scottish thriller heist film directed by Marc Evans,[1] starring Douglas Henshall, Stephen Fry,[2] Lenora Crichlow[3] and Kenneth Collard. It is based on the novel of the same name by Ian Rankin, about a self-made millionaire, an art professor and a banker, who come together to undertake an audacious art heist.[4] The film was commissioned by ITV and produced by Stephen Fry's Sprout Pictures production company. It was officially released on 26 December 2012 in the UK.

Doors Open
ITV promotional poster
Based onDoors Open
by Ian Rankin
Written byJames Mavor
Mike Walden
Sandi Toksvig
Directed byMarc Evans
StarringDouglas Henshall
Stephen Fry
Lenora Crichlow
Brian McCardie
Kenneth Collard
Theme music composerJeremy Holland-Smith
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
CinematographyGeorge Steel
Editor(s)Mali Evans
Running time120 minutes
Production company(s)Sprout Pictures
Original networkITV
Original release
  • 26 December 2012 (2012-12-26)


After an evening’s drinking with Professor Gissing (Fry), an art expert, and banker Allan Cruickshank (Collard), self-made millionaire Mike McKenzie (Henshall) and his friends dream up a plot to rip-off one of the most high-profile targets in the country – Edinburgh’s private art collection owned by a national bank. [5]



Filming began on 23 April 2012 in Edinburgh. Parts of the film were also shot on the coast of the Scottish Borders and Garvald, East Lothian, with saleroom scenes shot at Edinburgh auction house, Lyon & Turnbull.[6]


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