Feore tapped for Banff honor


TORONTO -- Canadian actor Colm Feore will receive the 2007 NBC Universal Canada Award of Distinction, the Banff World Television Festival said Thursday. He will receive his tribute at the festival that takes place June 10-13 at Banff in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Boston native Feore, who trained and worked as a classical actor in Canada before securing a film and TV career on both sides of the border, recently co-starred in the hit Canadian feature comedy "Bon Cop, Bad Cop." He also will take part at Banff in an informal "In Conversation" session where he will be interviewed by "Bon Cop" producer Kevin Tierney.

The inaugural Banff Award of Distinction last year went to Canadian-born writer-director Paul Haggis.

Feore's other key roles include playing Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould in Francois Girard's 1993 film "Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould" and, more recently, performing the role of former Canadian prime minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau in the 2002 CBC biopic "Trudeau."