COLM FEORE (Donald Menken) is a veteran talent with a
distinguished catalogue of work. Feore's talent crosses many borders: an
international success story, he acts in both English and French and has
conquered many mediums, with starring roles in film, television, and on stage.
Feore was most recently seen in Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
for Paramount Pictures, and he will next appear in Matthew Santoro's Higher
Power with Ron Eldard. Previously, he appeared in CBS' "Revolution" and
Showtime's "The Borgias" with Jeremy Irons. Other recent film work includes
Paramount Pictures' Thor with Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, and Rene Russo,
as well as The Trotsky.
Celebrated as a fine stage actor, he recently had a triumphant return to
Canada's renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival where he played two lead roles,
"Cyrano de Bergerac," directed by his wife, Donna Feore, and "MacBeth."
On the Canadian big screen, he can be seen in the Kevin Tierney-produced
project entitled Serveuses Demandees, and in Le Piege Americain (The American
Trap), a feature film about Lucien Rivard who became a leader of the Canadian
drug trade in the 1940s, directed by Charles Biname. Feore also co-starred in
the hit film Bon Cop Bad Cop, one of the highest-grossing Canadian films of all
time. On the small screen, he can be seen in the CTV mini-series "Guns."
In 2005, Feore starred with Denzel Washington and received widespread
critical acclaim for his portrayal of Cassius in the Broadway performance of
Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." The power of his performance has earned him the
St. Clair Bayfield Award, denoting the best performance by an actor in a
Shakespearean play in the New York metropolitan area.
Feore's credits on the big screen include Universal's Academy Award nominated
Changeling, for director Clint Eastwood, the Academy Award winner for Best
Picture Chicago, which also won the 2003 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance
by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture, The Chronicles of Riddick, The
Exorcism of Emily Rose, Paycheck, The Sum of All Fears, Thirty Two Short Films
About Glenn Gould, which won the Genie Award for Best Picture and earned him a
nomination for his performance, The Insider and Titus.
His list of small screen movie credentials is as long as it is varied,
ranging from historical roles in "Nuremburg," "The Day Reagan was Shot," "And
Starring Pancho Villa as Himself," "Empire," and "Trudeau," for which he won the
2002 Monte Carlo Television Festival Award for Best Actor and the 2002 Gemini
Award for Best Actor in a Mini Series, to classic dramas including "Romeo and
Juliet" and "The Taming of the Shrew." Feore has also had many roles in such
successful contemporary shows as "24," "Flashpoint," "The West Wing," "Boston
Public," "Law and Order SVU," "The Good Wife," and the Canadian mini-series
"Slings & Arrows II," a look behind the scenes at the chaotic world of theatre.
Feore was featured in the 2006 Stratford Festival to star in "Don Juan," in
which he played the title role in both the English and the French performances
of the play. Feore also acted in the title role in "Coriolanus," and performed
the role of Fagin in "Oliver," to rave reviews.
He first gained prominence as one of Canada's premiere stage actors through
thirteen seasons with the prestigious Stratford Festival, playing virtually all
of Shakespeare's leading men, from Richard III and Iago to Romeo and Hamlet.
Feore was also on stage at The Public Theatre as "Claudius" in Hamlet in New
York and returned to Stratford for its 50th Anniversary season playing
Professors Higgins in "My Fair Lady."
Feore was the 2007 recipient of the NBC Universal Canada Award of
Distinction. Most recently, he received the Playback Canadian Film and TV Hall
of Fame Award 2013. He makes his home in Ontario with his wife,
director/choreographer Donna Feore and their three children.