The Portable Door — release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything you need to know

The Portable Door
Christopher Waltz and Sam Neill star in The Portable Door on Sky Cinema. (Image credit: Sky)

The Portable Door will see viewers transported to a magical world as Tom Holt's popular series of fantasy books are adapted into an original film for Sky Cinema.

Shooting began in June 2021, with Sam Neill and Christopher Waltz leading a star-studded cast and you can get a glimpse of them in action in the first-look image (above) and a stunning trailer (see below). 

Julia Stuart, Director of Original Film at Sky said the film would be "an unmissable adventure with a very British sense of humor". Tom Holt's 2003 novel The Portable Door is the first of seven featuring J.M. Wells, the magic firm from The Sorcerer by Gilbert & Sullivan.

Here's everything you need to know about The Portable Door...

The Portable Door release date

The Portable Door will be available to watch on Sky Cinema/Now TV in the UK and MGM+ in the United States on April 7th 2023.

Is there a trailer for The Portable Door?

Yes a trailer for The Portable Door has just been released by Sky so do take a look at the stunning action below...

The Portable Door plot

A Sky Cinema synopsis for The Portable Door reads: "Paul Carpenter and Sophie Pettingel are the lowly, put-upon interns who begin working at the mysterious London firm J.W. Wells & Co. and become steadily aware that their employers are anything but conventional. 

"Charismatic villains Humphrey Wells, the CEO of the company, and middle manager Dennis Tanner are disrupting the world of magic by bringing modern corporate strategy to ancient magical practices, and Paul and Sophie discover the true agenda of the vast corporation where they work."

The Portable Door cast

Double Academy Award winner Christopher Waltz (Django Unchained, No Time to Die) and Jurassic Park and Peaky Blinders star Sam Neill will play "charismatic villains", J.W. Wells & Co's CEO Humphrey Wells and middle manager Dennis Tanner. 

While Patrick Gibson (The OATolkien) and Sophie Wilde (Eden, You Don't Know Me) will star as the lowly, put-upon interns Paul Carpenter and Sophie Pettingel who begin work at the mysterious firm. 

Also joining the cast is Miranda Otto (Lord of the RingsChilling Adventures of Sabrina), Chris Pang (Crazy Rich AsiansCharlie’s Angels), Jessica De Gouw (Gretel & HanselPennyworth), Rachel House (SoulThor: Ragnarok), Arka Das (MulanLion), Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time…in HollywoodMr. Inbetween) and newcomer Sophie Wilde (EdenYou Don’t Know Me).

Sean Marland
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Sean has been writing about all things telly for over 10 years and in that time he's been lucky enough to interview stars like Ian McKellen, Tom Hardy and Kate Winslet. His favourite shows are The Great British Bake-Off, People Just Do Nothing and Succession and in his spare time he enjoys drinking tea, doing crosswords and watching football.