Frying tonight at film set in Midlothian

Stephen Fry filming Ian Rankin novel at Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange.

Stephen Fry filming Ian Rankin novel at Scottish Mining Museum, Newtongrange.

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ART thieves were spotted hiding on an industrial site in Newtongrange last week – but police had no need to investigate.

The shady characters were played by Stephen Fry and Scottish actor Dougie Henshall, who were in the village to film part of “Doors Open”, based on the Ian Rankin novel.

Portable buildings to the rear of the National Mining Museum Scotland became the set for a story focusing on shady practices among Edinburgh’s art establishment.

Marquees and catering vans were erected in the museum car park, where stunned visitors were able to do a bit of star spotting.

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