Stephen Fry and Douglas Henshall Star in Ovation Original Film, DOORS OPEN 4/13
Ovation Network will premiere an Ovation original film, DOORS OPEN, on Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. ET. Based on the 2008 novel by crime writer Ian Rankin, DOORS OPEN stars Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Jeeves and Wooster) and Douglas Henshall (Dorian Gray) in the story of a self-made millionaire, an art professor and a banker who come together to undertake an audacious art heist.
Set in Edinburgh, Scotland's world of corporate banking and fine art, DOORS OPEN stars Douglas Henshall as "Mike Mackenzie," a self-made businessman with too much time on his hands. Bored by the comfort of his millions and grieving for the woman who walked out on him five years previously, his adventurous side is about to get him into trouble. When the love of his life, "Laura Stanton" (played by Lenora Crichlow, Being Human), art consultant and auctioneer, returns to Edinburgh, his whole world is turned upside down and he'd risk anything to get her back.
With art expert Professor Gissing, (Stephen Fry) and banker Allan Cruickshank (Kenneth Collard of Anna Karenina), Mike dreams 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. Incensed by wealthy patrons hiding works of art away in private collections, the trio devises a plan to swap priceless masterpieces stored in the gallery's warehouse with brilliantly accurate forgeries. Fortuitously, Edinburgh's buildings of special interest are open to the public for a single day under the "Doors Open" scheme. It's the nation's celebration of public access, the perfect opportunity for these three to pull off the perfect art heist.
Mike enlists the help of "Charlie Calloway" (played by Brian McBride, Titanic mini-series), an old school friend and small time gangster, to beef up their criminal know-how, but Charlie's involvement comes at a price: he brings the unwelcome attention of some less-than-friendly outlandish gangsters. By the time the gallery warehouse doors are flung open to the public, there's no going back.