The Search for John Gissing (DVD)
Alan Rickman stars in a farcical screwball comedy set in London's corporate world.
In a rare comedic turn our favourite bad guy Alan Rickman steals the show as the scheming John Gissing, who tries to make one man's business trip as miserable as possible.
Matthew Barnes (Mike Binder) is a US businessman summoned with his wife to London to oversee an upcoming business merger.
But what Barnes doesn't know is he is being groomed to replace his British counterpart John Gissing (Alan Rickman). But when Gissing finds out he is not happy about it, and has no intention of giving up his job without a fight!
Gissing decides to make Matthew's stay in London as miserable as possible, and sends the couple of a comical series of disastrous misadventures in an attempt to make Barnes' time in London a living hell.
Alan Rickman gives a hilarious and memorable performance as the cunning Gissing. While Juliet Stevenson, who co-starred with Rickman in Truly, Madly, Deeply, also features as Gissing's exasperated colleague.
Alan Rickman may be remembered for his villainous roles as Die Hard's Hans Gruber, Love Actually's Harry and Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series, but Rickman's John Gissing shows he also excelled at delivering comedic brilliance.
What the Press Say:
"Comedy that actually delivers the goods with striking frequency" - Hollywood Reporter
"This is a very funny film, sometimes uproariously so, but it's also low-key and measured" - Variety