Who is Colm Feore?
Colm (pronounced “Column”) Feore is a decorated stage and film actor, who is perhaps most famous for playing the role of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in the biographical drama film “Trudeau.” He is also widely recognized for his appearances in films such as “The Chronicles of Riddick” (2004), “Bon Cop Bad Cop” (2006) and “Thor” (2011).
Youth and education
Colm Feore was born under the astrological sign of Leo on the 22nd.n/a August 1958, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, one of two children in the family of a radiologist and an orchestral musician.
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Apart from American, he is also of strong Irish ancestry. He has a brother named Rory Fiore, whom he spent his early childhood alongside in his parents’ home country of Ireland before eventually settling in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
For his high school education, Colm enrolled at Ridley College in St. Catherines, Ontario, then enrolled at the National Theater School of Canada in Montreal, Quebec, where he studied acting and from which he graduated in 1980. Additionally, in 2002 he was awarded with the Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from the University of Windsor, while in 2012 he received an Honorary Doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier University, in Ontario.
Theater acting career
After completing his undergraduate studies, Feore began his acting career on stage as an acting society member. He then continued and honed his skills by performing regularly at Canada’s Stratford Festival over the next 17 years. During this period, Colm appeared in a number of leading roles in a variety of productions, including critically acclaimed plays such as “Hamlet”, “Richard III”, and “Romeo and Juliet”.
In 2002 he appeared in the play “My Fair Lady”, while in 2005 he starred as Cassius alongside Denzel Washington as Brutus in the Broadway production of “Julius Caesar” at the Belasco Theater. Additionally, he made memorable appearances in plays such as “Don Juan”, “Oliver!” and “Coriolanus”.
For his great contribution to the development of theatre, in 2013 Colm received the prestigious Gascon-Thomas Prize awarded by the National Theater School of Canada.
On-screen acting career
Colm Feore made his screen debut in 1981, when he appeared in an episode of the television series “For the Record”, after which he starred in an episode of “The Great Detective”. In 1986, he landed the lead role in the TV movie “Twelfth Night”, while in 1988 he appeared in the action war drama film “Iron Eagle II”. Later that year he starred in the TV movie ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, while between 1989 and 1990 he made appearances in the horror TV series ‘Friday the 13th: The Series’ as well. than in the Sci-Fi TV series “War of the Worlds”.
In 1990, Feore starred in the drama film ‘Beautiful Dreamers’, after which he made a series of small screen appearances in television series such as ‘Heritage Minutes’ and ‘Street Legal’. In 1993 he was cast in the title role in the critically acclaimed biographical drama film titled “Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould”, then in the mid-1990s he appeared in the horror drama television series policewoman “Forever Knight”, then played opposite. Oscar-nominated actress Kathleen Turner in the drama ‘Friends at Last’. These were followed by appearances in the Golden Globe-winning biographical drama “Truman” and the crime thriller “Night Falls on Manhattan” in which he portrayed the role of district attorney Harrison.
Dulmacher is played by @ColmFeorea familiar face from superheroes such as Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Thor. #Gotham pic.twitter.com/so3AwGZIvz
— Gotham on 5 (@GothamOn5) April 27, 2015
In 1997, Colm appeared as Dr. Malcolm Walsh, opposite Nicholas Cage and John Travolta in the Oscar-nominated crime thriller “Face/Off”, after which he was cast in the comedies “The Wrong Guy” and ” Critical Care”. He also performed the role of Alexander Hamilton in the highly acclaimed TV mini-series “Liberty! The American Revolution”. By the end of the 1990s, he had made several memorable appearances in dramatic films, including Golden Globe-nominated “City of Angels”, seven-time Oscar-nominated “The Red Violin”, “The Insider”, and the ” Oscar-nominated Titus.
In 2000, Feore played the lead role in the drama film “A Perfect Son”, after which he appeared alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the crime drama film “The Caveman’s Valentine”.
In 2001 he appeared as Admiral Kimmel in “Pearl Harbor”, Michael Bay’s 2001 Oscar-winning dramatic wartime masterpiece, and in the limelight Feore returned in 2002 for having portrayed the title role in the CBC TV biographical mini-series “Trudeau”.
Colm Feore rose to greater prominence in the early 2000s when he made numerous appearances in critically acclaimed films such as “The Sum of All Fears”, “Point of Origin” and “The Baroness and the Pig,” and reprized his role as Harrison in the 2002 six-time Oscar-winning musical “Chicago.” Awards “Napoleon” and “Benjamin Franklin”.
He then made a series of big-screen appearances in such films as ‘National Security’, ‘Paycheck’ and ‘Highwaymen’, before being cast as Lord Marshal in the sci-fi action flick 2004 fiction “The Chronicles of Riddick”, starring Vin Diesel in the title role. These were followed by the recurring role of Caesar in the television miniseries “Empire”, as well as the supporting role in the television comedy series “Slings and Arrows”.
In 2006, Feore played the lead role of Martin Ward in the action comedy film “Bon Cop Bad Cop”, before appearing in the films “The Poet” and “Killing Zelda Sparks”.
In 2009, opposite Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich, Colm starred as Chef James E. Davis in Clint Eastwood’s three-time Oscar-nominated biographical drama “Changeling,” and later that year he starred as Chef James E. Davis. made memorable appearances in the television series “24” and “The Listener”, before appearing in the comedy-drama film “The Trotsky”.
In 2011, Feore appeared as a super villain and King of the Frostgiants Laufey in Marvel’s fantasy blockbuster “Thor,” which was followed by the recurring role of Giuliano Della Rovere in the Golden Globe-nominated historical crime drama series “The Borgias”. Between 2012 and 2013, he could be seen in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning television series “Revolution”, before playing the role of Santo Versace in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV movie “House of Versace”. In 2014, he appeared in the films “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “Elephant Song” before playing the title role in the drama film “King Lear” in 2015.
Between 2016 and 2017, he appeared as General Ted Brockhart in the Golden Globe-winning television series “House of Cards”, which was followed by appearances in the television series “21 Thunder”. Later that year, he reprized his role as Martin Ward in the action comedy film “Bon Cop Bad Cop 2” before appearing alongside Clive Owen in the 2018 fantasy crime drama “Anon.” Colm also appeared in the television series “The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair” and “The Umbrella Academy”. Some of his more recent screen appearances include the films “Astronaut”, “Hunter’s Moon” and “My Salinger Year” as well as the science fiction television series “For All Mankind”.
In 2019, he received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in Film.
Speaking of Feore’s private life, since August 1994 he has been married to Donna Feore, a theater manager and choreographer. The couple welcomed two children, son Thomas and daughter Anna. Before this marriage, between 1983 and 1994, he was married to Sidonie Boll, with whom he has a son named Jack.
For his great achievements as an actor as well as for his committed contribution to culture, Colm Feore was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2013.
Authoritative sources have estimated Colm’s total wealth, as of mid-2020, to be around $3 million. All of this was acquired through his successful acting career since the early 1980s, and including his bountiful portfolio which currently boasts nearly 160 on-screen and stage acting credits.