The Portable Door Movie Poster

The Portable Door

April 8, 2023
1hr 56min
Status: released

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Where to Watch The Portable Door (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

The Portable Door Movie Details:

Based onThe Portable Door by Tom Holt
Country Australia
Language English
Release date23 March 2023 (Australia)
8 April 2023 (United States)
Running time1hr 56min
StarringPatrick Gibson
Sophie Wilde
Miranda Otto
Rachel House
Chris Pang
Jessica De Gouw
Damon Herriman
Sam Neill
Christoph Waltz
Directed by Jeffrey Walker
Screenplay byLeon Ford
Produced byBlanca Lista
Todd Fellman
Cinematography by Donald M. McAlpine
Edited by Geoff Lamb
Music byBenjamin Speed
Production CompanyStan
MEP Capital
Arclight Films International
The Jim Henson Company
Story Bridge Films
Distributor Madman Entertainment

The Portable Door Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Patrick Gibson as Paul Carpenter
  • Sophie Wilde as Sophie Pettingel
  • Christoph Waltz as Humphrey Wells/John Wells Sr.
  • Sam Neill as Dennis Tanner
  • Miranda Otto as Countess Judy
  • Rachel House as Nienke Van Spee
  • Jessica De Gouw as Rosie Tanner
  • Chris Pang as Casimir
  • Damon Herriman as Monty Smith-Gregg
  • Christopher Sommers as Arthur Tanner


The film centers on Paul Carpenter (Gibson) and Sophie Pettingel (Wilde), lowly, put-upon interns who begin working at the mysterious London firm J.W. Wells & Co. and become increasingly aware that their employers are anything but conventional. Charismatic villains Humphrey Wells (Waltz), the CEO of the company, and middle manager Dennis Tanner (Neill) 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.

The Portable Door Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Worldwide Collection$801,082

About The Portable Door Movie:

The Portable Door is an Australian fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jeffrey Walker and starring Patrick Gibson, Sophie Wilde, Sam Neill, and Christoph Waltz. The screenplay by Leon Ford.

The film is based on the 2003 novel of the same name, the first in Tom Holt’s J.W. Wells & Co. series.

In 2013, The Jim Henson Company and Story Bridge Films began developing the project.

In June 2021, the film was announced as having a theatrical release in Australia through Madman Entertainment, whilst it was to be shown as a Sky Original in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Germany, and Italy.

Sophie Wilde’s debut.

Guy Pearce was originally set to play Dennis Tanner, but was forced to pull out of the project because of scheduling conflicts with Memory (2022). Sam Neill replaced him.

Actress cast members Sophie Wilde and Miranda Otto both also appear in Talk to Me (2022) which debuts in the same 2022 year. Key Costume Art Finisher Jolyon Auri also worked on both pictures.

The Portable Door was released theatrically in Australia on 23 March 2023 by Madman Entertainment. The film began streaming on 7 April 2023 in Australia on Stan and in the United Kingdom on Sky Cinema and Now, and the following day in the United States on MGM+.