TV’s favorite cabbie is putting away his A-Z and turning to crime in ITV’s new heist drama Doors Open. Set in Edinburgh and based on Ian Rankin’s best-selling book of the same name, Doors Open tells the tale of a professor, a banker and a businessman who attempt to rob an art gallery.
Dougie Henshall plays a businessman named Mike Mackenzie who comes up with a scheme to steal priceless pieces of art in order to impress his ex-girlfriend. The artworks in question are stored in a heavily guarded bank vault but a bank open-house day provides Mackenzie and his chums with an opportunity to get their hands on the goods. Professor Gissing (Stephen Fry) and banker Allan Cruickshank resent the fact that the wealthy hide these items from the public and the unlikely duo agree to act as Mackenzie’s henchmen during the heist.
Filming will commence in Edinburgh on 23 April and ITV will make further cast announcements at that time. The show is likely to air this winter. James Mavor and Sandi Toksvig wrote the script for the show which Stephen Fry describes as an “entertaining, suspenseful art heist thriller.”