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Colm Feore (1958)

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Colm Feore is an American-born Canadian stage, film and television actor.

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

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
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.

He also has appeared on Broadway as Cassius in the production of Julius Caesar starring Denzel Washington as Brutus. Off-Broadway, for the Public Theatre, 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 Kress in the 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Flight".

 personal life
Feore and his second wife, choreographer Donna Feore, and their three children, Jack, Tom and Anna, live in Stratford, Ontario. He has one child from his first marriage .

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

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Whole or part of the information contained in this card come from the Wikipedia article "Фиори, Колм", licensed under CC-BY-SA full list of contributors here.