Character: Santo Versace
Colm Feore is a veteran talent with a distinguished catalogue of work. His 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.
Most recently, Feore wrapped Kenneth Branagh’s “Jack Ryan” for Paramount Pictures and Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spiderman 2” for Columbia Pictures, in which he appeared alongside Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. 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, Feore can be seen in the Kevin Tierney-produced project entitled “Serveuses Demandees,” and in “Le Piege Americain” (The American Trap). He 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, Feore 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 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 the Academy Award nominated “Changeling,” the Academy Award winner for Best Picture “Chicago”, “The Chronicles of Riddick”, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”, “Paycheck”, “The Sum of All Fears”, “The Listener”, “Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould”, “The Insider and Titus.”
Feore’s 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,” to classic dramas including Romeo and Juliet and Taming of the Shrew. He has also had many roles in such successful contemporary shows as “24”, “Flashpoint”, “The West Wing”, “Boston Public” and the Canadian miniseries “Slings & Arrows II.”
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. He also acted in the title role in “Coriolanus,” and performed the role of “Fagin” in “Oliver,” to rave reviews. Feore first gained prominence as one of Canada’s premiere stage actors through 13 seasons with the prestigious Stratford Festival, playing virtually all of Shakespeare’s leading men, from “Richard III” and “Iago” to “Romeo” and “Hamlet.” He was also recently on stage as "Claudius" in “Hamlet” in New York and returned to Stratford for its 50th Anniversary season playing “Professor Higgins” in “My Fair Lady.”
Feore is the 2007 recipient of the NBC Universal Canada Award of Distinction at this year’s Banff World Television Festival. He makes his home in Ontario with his wife, director/choreographer Donna Feore and their three children.