Colm Feore

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Colm Feore

Born

8/22/1958, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Born in 1958 in Boston, Massachusetts, Feore moved to Ireland soon after, before moving to Canada in 1961. He graduated from Ridley College in St. Catharine's, Ontario, before heading to the National Theatre School in Montreal, which he graduated from in 1980, and where he met his first…more

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  • Trivia

    • Award wins and nominations:

      Award nominations:

      • 1989 - Gemini at the Gemini Awards - Best Guest Performance in a Series by an Actor or Actress for Friday the 13th (1987)
      • 2000 - Saturn Award at the Saturn Awards - Best Genre TV Supporting Actor for Storm of the Century (1999)
      • 2001 - Gemini at the Gemini Awards - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for Haven (2001)
      • 2001 - Genie at the Genie Awards - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for The Perfect Son (2000)
      • 2003 - PFCS Award at the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards - Best Acting Ensemble for Chicago (2002)
      • 2007 - Genie at the Genie Awards - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)
      • 2007 - Jutra at the Jutra Awards - Best Actor for Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)

      Award wins:

      • 1999 - Jutra at the Jutra Awards - Best Supporting Actor for Le violon rouge (1998)
      • 2002 - Gemini at the Gemini Awards- Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for Trudeau (2002)
      • 2002 - Golden Nymph at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival - Mini-Series - Best Performance by an Actor for Trudeau (2002)
      • 2003 - Critics Choice Award at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Acting Ensemble for Chicago (2002)
      • 2003 - Actor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for Chicago (2002)
      • 2007 - NBC Universal Award of Distinction at the Banff Television Festival

    • His father, now retired, was head of the radiology department at Windsor General Hospital.
      His mother works for the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

    • Colm is a brother of Rory Feore.

    • Colm plays the First Gentleman, Henry Taylor, on the seventh season of 24.

    • Colm's character in Hamlet and The Sum of All Fears was killed by Schreiber's character.

    • Colm played Claudius in the Off-Broadway production of Hamlet along with Liev Schreiber at the Public Theatre in New York City.

    • Colm played Cassius in the production of Julius Caesar alongside Denzel Washington as Brutus on Broadway.

    • Colm played in both English and French version of Don Juan at Stratford Theatre in 2006.

    • Stratford Festival Theatre credits:

      In 1984 as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.
      In 1986 as Antipholus in The Boys from Syracuse and as Iachimo in Cymbeline.
      In 1987 as Iago in Othello.
      In 1988 as King Richard III in Richard III, as Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew and as Athos in The Three Musketeers.

      In 1990 as Cassius in Julius Caesar.
      In 1991 as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and as Hamlet in Hamlet.
      In 1992 as Angelo in Measure for Measure.
      In 1993 as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
      In 1994 as Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance and as Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac.

      In 2002 as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady.
      In 2006 as Don Juan in Don Juan, as Fagin in Oliver! and as Coriolanus in Coriolanus.
      In 2007 in Intervention.
      In 2009 as Macbeth in Macbeth and as Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac.

    • Colm transferred some of his classical stage roles to Canadian TV, such as his Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew.

    • Colm speaks French.

    • Colm played a prosecutor named Harrison in Night Falls on Manhattan in 1996 and Chicago in 2002.

    • His wife, Donna Feore, works as a choreographer at the Stratford Festival in Ontario.

    • Colm was awarded as Best Actor for playing Pierre Elliott Trudeau in Mini series Trudeau at 42nd Monte-Carlo Television Festival in 2002.

    • Colm was awarded Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from University of Windsor in 2002.

    • Colm graduated from National Theatre School in Montreal.

    • Colm graduated from Ridley College, in St. Catharines, Ontario.

    • His first named is pronounced "column".

    • Colm was born in Boston, but has lived in Canada for 40 years.

    • Colm has Irish ancestors.

    • His height is 6' (1.83 m).

  • Quotes

    • Colm: One of the things I enjoy about acting is that I work at it all the time.I might be chopping onions as Trudeau and stirring a pot as somebody else. I'm trying things on for size. If you dissect my characterization of Trudeau I could show you where this piece is me, this piece is Hamlet, this piece is Cyrano de Bergerac. Hopefully they are seamlessly stitched together to create the illusion of Trudeau doing what we needed him to do.

    • Colm: My parents are Irish, so there would be music, jokes, stories, tall tales and a musicality in it. We all tried to outdo each other, and my parents seemed to be reasonably amused by this. I don't think they thought anybody would make a career out of it. They worried that acting would be a very disappointing and hard life. To this day they're not convinced.

    • Colm: I do dead Canadians. If he's dead and he's Canadian and he's famous I'll be playing him at some point. I joke, but I have played about five or six famous Canadians so there's a certain amount of 'wait a minute, he's ours.' But it was an accident of birth. I've lived in Canada for 40 years.

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  • Colm Feore

    9.5
    Colm Feore is a great actor and he has portrayed wide range of characters, from good and lovable to bad and twisted, and has been capable of playing them convincingly like a true chameleon. I was carried away by his performance in Highwaymen from 2004. I have watched many films and TV shows he played in and I always like to see him on screen and enjoy his performance. Colm manages to steel entire scenes for himself everytime he appears in front of cameras. Therefore, he has been awarded several times.



    He does not do only film and television work, but also stage work I am looking forward to seeing him in another film or TV show.moreless
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    6.0
    This guy has received several awards. He has done 40 movies. He plays some intense, characters, usually on the negative, intimidating side. I have seen 5 of his top 10 listed on this site to date. The Chronicles of Riddick character was the most memorable for me. A very evil man!