Sad news of passing of Martin McLoone, Irish cinema scholar and devoted Spurs fan.

By | October 4, 2023



Death – Obituary News : Martin McLoone, a renowned scholar of Irish cinema and avid Tottenham Hotspur fan, has passed away. His death is mourned by the Irish Screen Studies, IFI Dublin, Trinity Film, and Screen Ireland communities.

Renowned scholar of Irish cinema and avid Tottenham Hotspur fan, Martin McLoone, has passed away at the age of 75. The news of his death has left the film industry and academic community in deep mourning.

Born in Dublin in 1948, McLoone developed a deep passion for cinema from an early age. He pursued his love for film by studying at Trinity College, Dublin, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Film Studies. He later went on to complete his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in the same field at the University of Cambridge.


McLoone’s contribution to Irish cinema cannot be overstated. As a scholar, he dedicated his life to exploring and analyzing the rich history and cultural significance of Irish films. His research shed light on the development of Irish cinema from its early days to the contemporary industry, providing invaluable insights for future filmmakers and enthusiasts.

In addition to his academic pursuits, McLoone was a prominent figure in the film community. He served as a board member of the Irish Film Institute and was a key advisor to Screen Ireland. His expertise and guidance played a pivotal role in shaping the direction of Irish cinema.

Beyond his professional achievements, McLoone was widely known for his unwavering support for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. He was a familiar face at matches, proudly donning the team’s colors and cheering them on with immense enthusiasm. His passion for the sport and his beloved club endeared him to fellow fans and created lasting friendships.

McLoone’s death leaves a significant void in the world of Irish cinema and academia. His extensive body of work and his dedication to the field will continue to inspire generations of filmmakers and researchers. He will be remembered as a true pioneer, a brilliant mind, and a warm-hearted individual.

The film community, academics, and Tottenham Hotspur fans around the world mourn the loss of Martin McLoone. His legacy will forever be etched in the annals of Irish cinema, and his passion for film and football will continue to inspire all those who follow in his footsteps..


@tcdruth said So sad to hear of the passing of Martin McLoone, one of the great scholars of Irish cinema (and devoted Spurs fan) @IrishScreenStud @IFI_Dub @TrinityFilm1 @ScreenIreland