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Also Known As: Siddig El Fadil Died:
Born: November 21, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sudan Profession: actor, director, nightclub dancer, clothing salesman, insurance salesman

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Slender, dashingly handsome actor of Sudanese-English parentage (his mother is the sister of actor Malcolm McDowall) who first made an appearance on the big screen in Stephen Frears' "Sammie and Rosie Get Laid" (1987). He subsequently recreated Alec Guinness' role as Emir Feisal from the 1962 film "Lawrence of Arabia" for the "Great Performances" TV drama, "A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia," as it continued the story of English adventurer T.E. Lawrence (Ralph Fiennes). Siddig, is however, best known for his quietly suave and sensitively appealing Dr. Bashir on the popular sci-fi spin-off series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993-99). He changed his name from Siddig El Fadil to Alexander Siddig at the beginning of the fourth season. It seems that after three years, fans were still having trouble with his name.After "Deep Space Nine" was consigned to rerun heaven, Siddig returned to the big screen for the first time in 13 years with a supporting role in the mountain scaling adventure "Vertical Limit" (2000). After appearing in "Reign of Fire" (2002), a futuristic sci-fi fantasy complete with fire-breathing dragons destroying London, Siddig appeared in "Kingdom of Heaven" (2005), Sir Ridley...

Slender, dashingly handsome actor of Sudanese-English parentage (his mother is the sister of actor Malcolm McDowall) who first made an appearance on the big screen in Stephen Frears' "Sammie and Rosie Get Laid" (1987). He subsequently recreated Alec Guinness' role as Emir Feisal from the 1962 film "Lawrence of Arabia" for the "Great Performances" TV drama, "A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia," as it continued the story of English adventurer T.E. Lawrence (Ralph Fiennes). Siddig, is however, best known for his quietly suave and sensitively appealing Dr. Bashir on the popular sci-fi spin-off series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993-99). He changed his name from Siddig El Fadil to Alexander Siddig at the beginning of the fourth season. It seems that after three years, fans were still having trouble with his name.

After "Deep Space Nine" was consigned to rerun heaven, Siddig returned to the big screen for the first time in 13 years with a supporting role in the mountain scaling adventure "Vertical Limit" (2000). After appearing in "Reign of Fire" (2002), a futuristic sci-fi fantasy complete with fire-breathing dragons destroying London, Siddig appeared in "Kingdom of Heaven" (2005), Sir Ridley Scott's evenhanded take on the tentative truce among Muslims and Christians between the 2nd and 3rd Crusades of the 12th century. He then had a particularly effective turn as Prince Nassir, a reform-minded Arab royal who hopes to improve the lot of the people in his oil-rich nation but finds himself contending for leadership against his greedy, corrupt younger brother, in the political potboiler "Syriana" (2005).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Miral (2011)
3.
4.
 Espion(s) (2009)
5.
 Doomsday (2008)
6.
 Un Homme Perdu (2007)
7.
 Last Legion, The (2007)
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9.
 Kingdom of Heaven (2005) Cast
10.
 Reign of Fire (2002) Ajay
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After graduating from LAMDA, worked in repertory theater in Manchester
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Began directing stage plays at The Arts Threshold Theatre
1987:
Feature debut, as a party guest in "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid"
1990:
Played the Emir Feisal in the PBS "Great Performances" TV drama, "A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia"
1993:
Played Dr. Julian Bashir on the syndicated series, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
2000:
Had supporting role in "Vertical Limit"; first feature film appearance in 13 years
2003:
Guest-starring as an Algerian secret agent in the British series, "Spooks"
2005:
Co-starred in Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" about the 12th-Century Crusades
2005:
Portrayed Prince Nasir in the geopolitical thriller "Syriana" opposite George Clooney and Matt Damon
2006:
Played the title role in the BBC's "Hannibal - Rome's Worst Nightmare"
2007:
Joined the sixth season of FOX's "24" as former terrorist Hamri Al-Assad
2007:
Co-starred with Sir Ben Kingsley and Colin Firth in "The Last Legion"
2008:
Featured in the sci-fi film, "Doomsday"
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Education

University College London: -
University College London: -
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art: -
Fonthill Lodge School: East Grinstead , West Sussex - 1974 - 1979
St. Lawrence College: Ramsgate , Kent - 1979 - 1984

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wife:
Nana Visitor. Actor. Co-starred on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"; married on June 14, 1997; divorced in 1999.

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uncle:
Sadiq al-Mahdi. Former prime minister of Sudan.
great-uncle:
Malcolm McDowell. Actor. Maternal uncle.
half-brother:
Thomas. Born c. 1981.
son:
Django El Tahir El Siddig. Born on September 16, 1996; mother, Nana Visitor.
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