ⓘ Doors Open (film)


ⓘ Doors Open (film)

Doors Open is a 2012 Scottish thriller heist film directed by Marc Evans, starring Douglas Henshall, Stephen Fry, Lenora Crichlow 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. The film was commissioned by ITV and produced by Stephen Frys Sprout Pictures production company. It was officially released on 26 December 2012 in the UK.


1. Plot

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.


2. Cast

  • Bobby Rainsbury as HR Woman
  • Sarah McCardie as Carol
  • Brian McCardie as Charlie Calloway
  • Elliot Cowan as Bruce Cameron
  • Philip Whitchurch as The Geordie
  • Douglas Henshall as Mike McKenzie
  • Rab Affleck as Hate
  • Lenora Crichlow as Laura Stanton
  • Kenneth Collard as Allan Cruickshank
  • Stephen Fry as Professor Gissing
  • Ellie OBrien as Theresa
  • Paul McCole as Glenn

3. Production

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.