Colm Feore

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Colm Feore
Colm Feore 2013 (cropped).jpg
Colm Feore at the 2013 Canadian Film Centre Annual Gala & Auction, in February 2013
Born (1958-08-22) August 22, 1958 (age 55)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Sidonie Boll (divorced; 1 child)
Donna Feore (1994-present; 2 children)

Colm Feore (born August 22, 1958) is an American-Canadian stage, film and television actor. (His first name is pronounced like the word "column." His last name is pronounced "fee-or.")

Early life[edit]

Feore was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Irish parents who lived in Ireland for several years during his early life. The family subsequently moved to Windsor, Ontario, where Feore grew up.[1]

After graduating from Ridley College in St. Catharines, Ontario, he attended the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, Quebec and University of Windsor in Ontario.

Career[edit]

Feore honed his acting skills as a member of the Acting Company of the Stratford Festival of Canada, North America’s largest classical repertory theatre. He spent 16 seasons at Stratford where he rose from bit parts to leading roles, including Romeo, Hamlet, Richard III, and Cyrano. He returned in 2006 to star in four productions, including Don Juan in both English and French and as Fagin in Oliver!. More recently, in 2009 he played the main role of Macbeth in the play Macbeth, and the main role of Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac both performed at the Stratford Festival Theatre.

In Canada, Feore’s most famous roles were as Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in the critically acclaimed television mini-series Trudeau, a role for which he won a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, as classical pianist Glenn Gould in the 1993 film Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, and as by-the-book anglophone detective Martin Ward in the box-office hit Bon Cop, Bad Cop. He also played a crazed marketing executive imposter in the second season of the popular Canadian TV series, Slings and Arrows, a role that continued for several episodes. The show has run in the United States on the Sundance Channel.

Outside Canada, Feore has appeared in numerous film, theatre and television roles. He is perhaps most famous in the United States for his supporting roles in such Hollywood films as Pearl Harbor, The Sum of All Fears, Paycheck, and The Chronicles of Riddick. He was the crooked Los Angeles Police Chief James E. Davis in 2008's Changeling. In 2011, he appeared as Laufey, King of the Frost Giants, in the live-action superhero film, Thor.[2]

He also has appeared on Broadway as Cassius in the production of Julius Caesar starring Denzel Washington as Brutus. Off-Broadway, for the Public Theater, he was Claudius in a Hamlet production that starred Liev Schreiber. He portrayed the First Gentleman Henry Taylor on the seventh season of 24, appeared as Tad Whitney in The West Wing second-season episode titled "Galileo" and also played the billionaire suspect Jordan Hayes in the 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Flight".

Honours[edit]

In 2013, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his contributions as an actor of the stage and screen, notably by bridging Anglophone and Francophone cultures as a fluently bilingual performer."[3]

Personal life[edit]

Feore, his second wife, choreographer Donna Feore, and three children, Jack, Tom and Anna, live in Stratford, Ontario. Jack is his son from his first marriage.

As witnessed in the 2006 comedy-thriller Bon Cop, Bad Cop, Feore is fluent in French.

In October 2012, Feore was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, in recognition of his contributions to Canadian theater and film.

Filmography[edit]

Stratford Festival Theatre credits[edit]

  • Romeo and Juliet (1984), Romeo
  • The Boys from Syracuse (1986), Antipholus
  • Cymbeline (1986), Iachimo
  • Othello (1987), Iago
  • Richard III (1988), King Richard III
  • The Taming of the Shrew (1988), Petruchio
  • The Three Musketeers (1988), Athos
  • Julius Caesar (1990), Cassius
  • Romeo and Juliet (1991), Mercutio
  • Hamlet (1991), Hamlet
  • Measure for Measure (1992), Angelo
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (1993), Oberon
  • The Pirates of Penzance (1994), Pirate King
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (1994), Cyrano
  • My Fair Lady (2002), Henry Higgins
  • Don Juan (2006), Don Juan
  • Oliver! (2006), Fagin
  • Coriolanus (2006), Coriolanus
  • Intervention (2007)
  • Macbeth (2009), Macbeth
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (2009), Cyrano
  • "King Lear" (2014), King Lear
  • "The Beaux' Stratagem" (2014), Archer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colm Feore - Northern Stars
  2. ^ George 'El Guapo' Roush (2009-09-22). "Thor, Iron Man And The Fighter Are Facebook Friends With David Fincher". Latino Review. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  3. ^ "Governor General Announces 90 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". December 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ Weintraub, Steve (2010-12-10). "Colm Feore On Set Interview THOR; The King of the Frost Giants Reveals All!". Collider. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 

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