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Alexander Siddig

Biography

Sudanese-born actor who played out the role of Dr. Julian Bashir in the tv screen series, Superstar Trek: Deep Space Nine. He shortened his name (which includes greater than a dozen phrases) after recording his first function. He dated and finally wedded his DS9 co-star, Nana Visitor (who performed Kira Nerys). His uncle on his mother’s aspect may be the famed journalist, Malcolm Gladwell. He was in Ridley Scott’s film, Kingdom of Heaven.

Quick Facts


Full Name Alexander Siddig
Date Of Birth November 21, 1965
Place Of Birth Australia
Height 1.82 m
Profession TV Actor
Education London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Nationality Sudanese, British
Spouse Nana Visitor
Children Django El Tahir El Siddig
Parents El Tahir El Mahdi
Movies Cairo Time, Syriana, Kingdom of Heaven, Reign of Fire, Inescapable, Doomsday, Vertical Limit, Clash of the Titans, The Last Legion, Miral, The Nativity Story, A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, May in the Summer, 4.3.2.1., A Lost Man, The Hamburg Cell, Hannibal – Rome's Worst Nightmare, Spy(ies), Agatha Christie's Poirot: Cards on the Table
TV Shows Game of Thrones, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Da Vinci's Demons, Peaky Blinders, Primeval, Tut, The Kennedys: After Camelot, Gotham, Atlantis, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Star Sign Scorpio

  • Facts
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  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1Although he is of Sudanese descent and his character in Syriana (2005) speaks it almost exclusively, he does not speak any Arabic in real life.
2Grew up in London.
3Was one of the fan-favourites to play Prince Doran in Game of Thrones (2011). Although he joined the Game of Thrones cast only in 2014, fans have been suggesting his name from as early as 2012, for the role of Doran.
4Acting protégé of Avery Brooks.
5Appeared as a guest at the Ultra Blaze Sci-fi Convention in Ipswich, England on January 31, 2009.
6Attended Collectormania 7 at Milton Keynes and... the premiere of Kingdom of Heaven (2005) in London, England. [May 2005]
7He co-starred with his real-life uncle Malcolm McDowell in the film Doomsday (2008).
8Best known by the public (and by many sci-fi fans) for his role as Dr. Julian Bashir on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
9His Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) character, Dr. Julian Bashir, has been seen as having similar high moral values as the real-life Middle Eastern Doctor Bashar, featured in Time magazine (2003).
10Ex-son-in-law of Robert Tucker.
11Ex-brother-in-law of Ian Tucker and Zan Charisse.
12Has appeared in two films set in the Middle East: Kingdom of Heaven (2005) and Syriana (2005). In both films, he played a character named Nasir.
13Fellow Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) cast member Andrew Robinson is the godfather of Siddig's son Django.
14Son Django was born around 11 p.m. After spending all night with his son and wife, Siddig went to work at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) the following day at 5:30 a.m. to continuing filming the episode "Let He Who Is Without Sin".
15Cousin of Lilly McDowell and Charlie McDowell.
16He was at one time considered for the role of Benjamin Sisko, the station commander of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). However, he was apparently considered too young. The role eventually went to Avery Brooks. However, the producers were impressed enough with Siddig and offered him the role of Dr. Julian Bashir.
17One of his uncles (his father's brother) was the Sudanese prime minister. Another one (his mother's brother) is Malcolm McDowell.
18Originally credited as "Siddig El Fadil", he changed his professional name to "Alexander Siddig" because (as reported by him at Star Trek conventions) nobody could pronounce "El Fadil".
19Trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) in London, England.
20Has one son with Nana Visitor: Django El Tahir El Siddig (born September 16, 1996).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kennedys After Camelot2017TV Mini-Series filmingAristóteles Onassis
Submergence2017post-productionDr. Shadid
Baby Mine2016Short completedSoroush
Peaky Blinders2016TV SeriesRuben Oliver
Game of Thrones2015-2016TV SeriesDoran Martell
Recon2016TV MovieOmar
Da Vinci's Demons2013-2015TV SeriesAl-Rahim
Tut2015TV Mini-SeriesAmun
Egyptian Vice2015TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey2014TV Mini-Series documentaryIsaac Newton
Atlantis2013TV SeriesMinos
The Fifth Estate2013Dr. Tarek Haliseh
May in the Summer2013Ziad
Falcón2012TV SeriesJulio Menéndez
Inescapable2012Adib
True Love2012TV SeriesIsmail
Primeval2011TV SeriesPhilip Burton
Miral2010Jamal
4.3.2.1.2010Mr. Jauo-Pinto
Strike Back2010TV SeriesZahir Sharq
Clash of the Titans2010Hermes
Waking the Dead2009TV SeriesDr Mohammed
Cairo Time2009Tareq Khalifa
Family Guy2006-2009TV SeriesLead Archer An Onlooker London Silly Nannies Player
Espion(s)2009Malik
Merlin2008TV SeriesKanen
The Boundary2008ShortAhmed Ali
Doomsday2008John Hatcher
Un homme perdu2007Fouad Saleh
The Last Legion2007Theodorus Andronikos
242007TV SeriesHamri Al-Assad
The Nativity Story2006The Angel Gabriel
Hannibal2006TV MovieHannibal
Agatha Christie's Poirot2005TV SeriesShaitana
Syriana2005Prince Nasir Al-Subaai
Kingdom of Heaven2005Imad
The Hamburg Cell2004TV MovieKhalid Sheikh Mohammed
MI-52003TV SeriesIbhn Khaldun
Reign of Fire2002Ajay
Vertical Limit2000Kareem Nazir
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Fallen2000Video GameDr. Julian Bashir (voice)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1993-1999TV SeriesDr. Julian Bashir Doctor Bashir Captain Bashir ...
Titanic Explorer1998Video GameHarold Bride / Lawrence Beesley / Reporter #1 (voice)
Deus Volt1997Salah Al Din
Star Trek: The Next Generation1993TV SeriesDr. Julian Bashir
The Big Battalions1992TV Mini-SeriesYousef
Great Performances1992TV SeriesFeisal
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid1987

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine1997-1998TV Series 2 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Captains2011Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bar Rescue2015TV SeriesHimself
Wild Arabia2013TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself
Faisal, Legacy of a King2011Video documentary voice
Xposé2010TV SeriesHimself
Anatomy of Catastrophe: The Making of 'Doomsday'2008Video shortHimself
Imagine2008TV Series documentaryNarrator - Novel Extracts
Colors of the Crusade2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Path to Redemption2006Video documentaryHimself
Unholy War: Mounting the Siege2006Video documentary shortHimself
Film '722006TV SeriesHimself
Heute2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Scenes: Agatha Christie's Poirot2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine': Behind the Scenes1993Video documentaryHimself (as Siddig El Fadil)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion1999Video GameDr. Julian Bashir

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorCairo Time (2009)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Syndicated SeriesStar Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)


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#Quote
1[on Reign of Fire (2002)] The only thing I remember about that was the first day. The first A.D. came into the trailer where we were all having our makeup and shit done, and he was, like "Guys, I need your attention, please." And we were, like "Yeah?" And he said, "Um, Mr. McConaughey's gonna arrive on set in about 15 minutes, and I have to give you a directive - which comes from the producers - that you are not to call him 'Matthew' or 'Mr. McConaughey' or anything to do with his real life. You must call him Van Zan." Van Zan was his character name. "And even if you meet him outside in the road, even if you meet him out in town in Dublin," where we were shooting this movie, "You must call him Van Zan." And that is exactly what I remember about that movie, because as that first A.D. left the building, I shouted - rather lamely - "And he's got to call me Elvis!" But he didn't call me Elvis. In fact, he didn't call me anything!
2[on Clash of the Titans (2010)] That was possibly the lamest movie I've ever been in. I mean, you know, there's some times when you do duds, and I must've been rubbish, because I think there was all of one minute more of performance that I may have done that didn't end up in the movie. So 50% of my performance was cut and...yeah, there's not much you can say about that.
3[on his role on Cairo Time (2009)] It was a real treasure, a treat, to find a character, a role, that wasn't intent on trying to blow up the White House or hijack an airplane.
4[on the Arabic people] We're a pretty passionate lot, but we're also incredibly zipped up. We're very sort of guarded, especially in public, and dignity and sense of honour and duty are terribly important.
5I blame Ridley Scott really, because he was the person who went "I love Star Trek and I'd love it if you were in my movie" and people like Oliver Stone went "I hated Star Trek and I don't want you in Alexander (2004)!". I was really lucky there.
6There was a point where I was just going to call myself "uh" because people would walk up to me in the street and say "Hey you're, uh..." That would just make it a lot easier for them. And I could just say "Yes, I am!".
7I aspire to be a director...I think it stems from wanting to be a conductor, another desire of mine from my childhood, though I was not interested in music, not at all. I just wanted to control that orchestra.

#Trademark
1His beard

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