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Nick Broomfield

Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher

Edition 1995
87' - 1994 - Biography, Documentary - Dialogue: English
Director: Nick Broomfield Composer: David Bergeaud With: Nick Broomfield, Margaret Thatcher, Ari Ben-Menashe
"I wanted to find out what kind of a person she really is. I wanted to look at her as a human being," says the Englishman Broomfield who followed Margaret - Maggie - Thatcher for weeks in a row while she was doing an international promotional tour for her autobiography. The "iron lady" could not really appreciate his cat-and-mouse play and completely ignored Broomfield, which led to some amusing scenes. Thatcher's opposition is understandable because Broomfield is very adept at debunking well-known people. Despite Thatcher's opposition, the persistent Broomfield succeeds in depicting a distinct portrait of the British ex-Prime Minister.

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Nick Broomfield


David Bergeaud


Nick Broomfield, Margaret Thatcher, Ari Ben-Menashe

Director of Photography

Barry Ackroyd


Rick Vick, Susan Bloom


Rieta Oord

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Countries of production

United Kingdom




Nick Broomfield
Who Cares (short, 1971), Proud to Be British (short, 1973), Juvenile Liaison (1976), Tattooed Tears (1979), Behind the Rent Strike (1979), Whittingham (1980), Soldier Girls (1981), Fort Augustus (1981), Chicken Ranch (1982), Lily Tomlin (1986), Driving Me Crazy (1988), Diamond Skulls (1989), Juvenile Liaison 2 (1990), The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife (1991), Monster in a Box (1992), Aileen Wuornos: Selling of a Serial Killer (1992), Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher (1994), Fetishes (1996), Kurt & Courtney (1998), Biggie & Tupac (2002), Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003), Ghosts (2006), Battle for Haditha (2007), Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011), Sex: My British Job (2013), Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014), Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017), Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019), My Father and Me (2019), Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie & Tupac (2021), The Stones and Brian Jones (2023)

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