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  • Place of birth : Sudan
  • Date of birth : 21/11/1965


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  • Siddig El Fadil


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Alexander Siddig (1965)

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Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi is a Sudanese-born English actor, also known as Siddig El Fadil and his stage name Alexander Siddig. He is known for playing Dr. Julian Bashir in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and for his performances as Prince Nasir Al-Subaai in Syriana and as Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani in Kingdom of Heaven . He has also guest starred on 24 as Hamri Al-Assad. Siddig co-starred in the award-winning film Cairo Time as Tareq Khalifa.


 personal life
Siddig was born in Sudan but has spent most of his life in the United Kingdom. He was born to an English mother who worked as a theatrical consultant and a Sudanese father. His maternal uncle is English actor Malcolm McDowell, with whom he appeared in 2008 in Neil Marshall's Doomsday, and his paternal uncle is the former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi. He is also descended from Muhammad Ahmad Al-Mahdi. He attended St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate. He was credited under the shortened name Siddig El Fadil until October 1995, three seasons into his run on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, when he changed his stage name to the easier to pronounce Alexander Siddig. On set, he became known as Sid. In 1996, Siddig and his co-star Nana Visitor became involved; their son, Django El Tahir El Siddig, was born on 16 September 1996, and the couple married on 14 June 1997. They divorced in 2001. In 2005, he was briefly involved with his Whose Life Is It Anyway? co-star Kim Cattrall.

Siddig attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to study acting and after leaving LAMDA, Siddig did a season of stage work in Manchester. He also worked as a director in a small theatre in London. Siddig first appeared to television audiences as Prince Feisal in the 1990 TV sequel to Lawrence of Arabia titled A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia. Since the end of the seven seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Siddig has made prominent appearances in films and television. Highlights include guest-starring as an Algerian secret agent on the trail of Islamic extremists in a controversial episode of the British television show Spooks (known as MI-5 in the US), titled Nest of Angels, in 2003. In 2005, he appeared as Saladin's aide, Imad, in Sir Ridley Scott's film Kingdom of Heaven and gave a critically lauded performance as Prince Nasir in Syriana, alongside George Clooney and Matt Damon. He played the title role in 2006's Hannibal - Rome's Worst Nightmare for the BBC . Early 2007, Siddig joined the cast of Un Homme Perdu aka A Lost Man and he returned to American television in the role of former terrorist Hamri Al-Assad for the sixth season of 24. In 2009, he co-starred with Patricia Clarkson in the award-winning film Cairo Time as Tareq Khalifa, an Egyptian who battles his attraction to his friend's wife.

Siddig's roles have often called for him to act out many different accents: an English RP accent , a cockney accent , and an Algerian accent , among others. He has also given performances in Arabic as the role required as well as French .

Siddig has picked up the role of Phillip Burton in sci-fi TV series Primeval.

In August 2010, he expressed his doubts on whether there is a chance of resurrecting Deep Space Nine, with the reason being that he has "other ambitions".

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