Doors Open

Doors Open


Stephen Fry’s own company (Sprout Pictures, seasonally enough) made this amiable heist drama. Fry plays a bumbling professor of fine art who curates a Scottish bank’s repository of paintings. When the bank decides to sell them off, he vows to take revenge and ropes two pals into a devious robbery-cum-fraud.

It’s a gentle story with a romantic heart and a cast that includes Douglas Henshall, Lenora Crichlow (Being Human) and, almost stealing the show, Kenneth Collard, who produces the one big laugh.


Bored millionaire Mike Mackenzie is a man with a broken heart and too much time on his hands. Incensed by wealthy patrons hiding works of art away in private collections, he and two close friends - a professor and a banker - devise a plot to swap priceless masterpieces stored in a gallery's warehouse with near-perfect forgeries. If successful, Mike will save the paintings and might just win back the love of his life, auctioneer Laura Stanton, who left him five years earlier. Thriller based on the book by Ian Rankin, starring Douglas Henshall, Stephen Fry, Kenneth Collard, Lenora Crichlow and Brian McCardie.

Cast & Crew

Mike Mackenzie Douglas Henshall
Prof Robert Gissing Stephen Fry
Allan Cruickshank Kenneth Collard
Laura Stanton Lenora Crichlow
Calloway Brian McCardie
Bruce Cameron Elliot Cowan
Hate Rab Affleck
Glenno Paul McCole
Jonno Jordan Young
Wee Martin Raymond Mearns
Westie Niall Greig Fulton
Director Marc Evans
Executive Producer Gina Carter
Executive Producer Stephen Fry
Executive Producer Ian Rankin
Executive Producer Sandi Toksvig
Producer Jon Finn
Writer James Mavor
Writer Sandi Toksvig
Writer Mike Walden
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