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|Birth Place:||Boston, Massachusetts, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor|
A performer with entrenched stage roots, Colm (pronounced Column) Feore has been an actor with and an associate director of the Stratford, Ontario, Shakespeare Festival since 1981. There he has played a wide-range of roles in the Bard's canon, including the titular parts in "Hamlet" and "Richard III," as well as Oberon in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet" . Although born in Boston, he was raised in Canada and studied at the National Theatre School beginning his career immediately after graduating in 1980. It took nearly seven years before Feore branched out to screen roles, beginning with a 1987 TV production of the Rodgers and Hart musical "The Boys From Syracuse." He segued to the big screen in "Iron Eagle II" (1988), and garnered good notices as a doctor who treats the mentally challenged in "Beautiful Dreamers" (1991). But his career in front of the cameras did not really gain heat until he essayed the title role in the independent "Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould" (1993), Portraying the eccentric concert pianist, the actor was so good that viewers forgot he was playing a role.
With his profile raised significantly, Feore soon appeared in US-produced projects like the made-for-cable biopic "Truman" (HBO, 1995), as the coughing, wheezing press secretary Charlie Ross, and the 1997 CBS miniseries "Night Sins" as an unstable church deacon who may or may not be involved in an abduction. On the big screen, he was Elihu Harrison, one of the heir apparents in the DA's office who tangles with Andy Garcia in Sidney Lumet's "Night Falls on Manhattan" and the doctor who performs the surgery allowing Nicolas Cage and John Travolta to swap identities in John Woo's stylish "Face/Off" (both 1997). Feore honed his villainous chops as a killer in the Dave Foley comedy "The Wrong Guy" (1998) before further embodying evil in the highly-touted 1999 ABC miniseries "Stephen King's Storm of the Century."
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