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.