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[02/26/13 - 09:38 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Doors Open" Starring Stephen Fry and Douglas Henshall
Based on the 2008 novel by crime writer Ian Rankin, the film premieres Saturday, April 13 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[via press release from Ovation]

OVATION TO PREMIERE "DOORS OPEN" STARRING STEPHEN FRY AND DOUGLAS HENSHALL

An Ovation Original, the Art Crime Caper Film Debuts Saturday, April 13

SANTA MONICA, CA February 26, 2013 --- Ovation, the only network devoted to artists and every kind of artistic expression, will premiere an Ovation original film, DOORS OPEN, on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 pm ET. Based on the 2008 novel by crime writer Ian Rankin, DOORS OPEN stars Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) 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," (played by Stephen Fry) and banker "Allan Cruickshank" (played by Kenneth Collard, 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.

DOORS OPEN was produced by Stephen Fry's Sprout Pictures in association with Ovation. The film was adapted from Ian Rankin's novel by James Mavor and Sandi Toksvig and directed by Marc Evans (Collision, Hunky Dory). Jon Finn (Billy Elliot, My Little Eye) is Producer and Executive Producers are Sprout Pictures' Managing Director Gina Carter, Stephen Fry and Sandi Toksvig. The Creative Producer is Pip Broughton and Head of Production is Zoe Rocha.

About Ovation

Ovation is a network devoted to artists and every kind of artistic expression. Ovation programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated series, films, documentaries and specials. The network reaches a national audience of nearly 50 million homes and is available on cable systems across the country, as well as nationally on DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse. Ovation is also available in HD and VOD (both in standard and high definition). Ovation extends its linear channel experience for viewers online via its popular website, www.ovationtv.com. In addition, Ovation is also active in the social media space. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations about the network and the arts: www.facebook.com/OvationTV.





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