Alexander Siddig

Alexander Siddig

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1965-11-21 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Omdurman, Sudan

28 Movies · 22 TV shows

Also Known As: Siddig El Fadil

Biography

Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abdurrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi (born 21 November 1965) is a Sudanese-born English actor and director known professionally as Siddig El Fadil and subsequently as Alexander Siddig.Siddig is best known for his roles as Dr. Julian Bashir in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, former terrorist Hamri Al-Assad in the sixth season of the series 24, and Doran Martell in the Game of Thrones series. He also starred in the films Syriana (2005), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Hannibal (2006), A Lost Man (2007), Cairo Time (2009) and Inescapable (2012).

Personal Life

Siddig met Nana Visitor on the set of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Their son, Django El Tahir El Siddig, was born on 16 September 1996 and Visitor's pregnancy was written into the storyline of Deep Space Nine. Django is Siddig's first child and Visitor's second son. The couple were married in 1997 and divorced in 2001.

Early Life

Siddig was born in Omdurman, Sudan. His father, Tahir, was Sudanese; his mother, Gloria (née. Taylor, d. 2001) was English. She was also the older sister of actor Malcolm McDowell.Siddig's parents met in the 1960s when his mother travelled to Sudan with a friend who introduced her to Siddig's father, a member of Sudan's ruling family at the time. Siddig's father was a student at Cambridge University in the 1950s and was proficient in English. Siddig's uncle Sadiq al-Mahdi was Prime Minister of Sudan from 1966–1967 and again from 1986–1989. Siddig is also the great-great-grandson of Muhammad Ahmad, a Nubian religious leader who was proclaimed the Mahdi by his disciples.Siddig's mother remained in Sudan for three years and returned to London with Siddig and his father. Siddig was 2 years old at the time. Siddig spoke Arabic when he was young, but is no longer able to speak or understand the language. He told Bidoun magazine that, according to his mother, he had forgotten the language within two years of moving to London. In 1978 his mother married film director and producer Michael Birkett and in 1982 the two had a son together named Thomas. Siddig's mother worked as a model and theatrical press agent.Siddig attended St Lawrence College, Ramsgate. He also studied geography and anthropology for a year at University College London before enrolling at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie
Skylines

Skylines

7
2020
Captain Rose Corley must lead a team of elite mercenaries on a mission to the alien world in order to save what's left of humanity when a virus threatens to turn the now earth-dwelling friendly alien ...

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
21 Bridges

21 Bridges

6.56
2019
An NYPD detective is thrust into a citywide search for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night goes on, the lines between who he is pursuing and who is...
TV
The Spy

The Spy

7.33
2019
Eli Cohen, an Israeli secret agent, went undercover in Syria in the 1960s to spy for Mossad.

2018.

1 Movie
What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

2018
A documentary exploring the legacy of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the reasons it went from the black sheep of Star Trek to a beloved mainstay of the franchise, and a discussion with the original write...

2017.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Kennedys: After Camelot

The Kennedys: After Camelot

2017
The Kennedys - After Camelot is a fascinating look into the modern era of America's royal family. J's book is the best-selling book of the same name. The man is Randy Taraborrelli.
Submergence

Submergence

1.5
2017
While James More is held captive by terrorists in Somalia, thousands of miles away on the Greenland Sea, his lover Danny Flinders prepares to dive herself into the deep bottom of the ocean, haunted by...

2016.

1 Movie
City of Tiny Lights

City of Tiny Lights

5.71
2016
In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and po...

2015.

1 TV show
TV
Tut

Tut

6
2015
The story of the Egyptian Pharaoh, one of the most renowned leaders in human history. This ambitious special-event series tells the story of Tut’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glor...

2014.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Gotham

Gotham

6.3
2014
Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise fro...
TV
Cosmos

Cosmos

6.43
2014
Neil deGrasse Tyson provides clarity for the vision of the universe as he voyages across the universe with never-before-told stories that look into the scientific concepts of the laws of gravity and t...
May in the Summer

May in the Summer

2014
A bride-to-be is forced to reexamine her life when she returns to her family in Jordan after her parents divorce.

2013.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders

6.49
2013
A gang that sews razor blades in the peaks of their caps is the focus of a movie about a family that wants to move up in the world.
The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate

6
2013
There was an irreparable rift between the two friends after the website's growth and influence, and a look at the relationship between the founder and his early supporter.
TV
Atlantis

Atlantis

1
2013
A world of legendary heroes and mythical creatures is the setting for a fantasy drama. Far from home and desperate for answers, he washes up on the shores of an ancient land. It was said that the city...
TV
Wild Arabia

Wild Arabia

2013
Deep in the Gulf region is one of the world's last great wildernesses - a mysterious and magical landscape hidden to the world for decades. Observe the dramatic and varied geology and extraordinary wi...

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
True Love

True Love

2012
A five-part series of intertwining, semi-improvised love stories exploring the reality of love in the modern world.
Inescapable

Inescapable

2012
25 years ago, Adib, a promising young officer in the Syrian military police, left Damascus under suspicious circumstances. He went to Canada to wipe the slate clean after leaving Fatima. When his daug...

2011.

1 TV show
TV
Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

6.58
2011
The families are fighting. Friction between houses leads to war. There is an evil in the farthest north. The Night's Watch is a military order of misfits that is neglected during the war.

2010.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Strike Back

Strike Back

5.75
2010
Section 20 is a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service that follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier who is drafted back into service.
4.3.2.1

4.3.2.1

2010
While her friends are out on their own adventures, Jo is chained down in a supermarket job. A chance encounter with diamond thieves sends their separate worlds on a collision course.
Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

7.13
2010
Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus is powerless to save his family from the god of the Underworld. With nothing to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to destroy Hades before ...
Miral

Miral

2010
In the aftermath of the first Arab-Israeli war, an orphan girl finds herself drawn into the conflict.

2009.

2 Movies
Spy(ies)

Spy(ies)

2009
A man is bright but shy. He does not want to follow a career path based on his education because he is working as a baggage handler. They used to steal from the luggage. He causes an explosion when he...
Cairo Time

Cairo Time

2009
In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themse...

2008.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Doomsday

Doomsday

4.5
2008
Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed by a deadly virus in Britain. Despite being successful in isolating the country, the virus reappears in a major city. A group of people are looking for...
The Boundary

The Boundary

2008
A family on its way home is forced to deal with circumstances they would never hope for.
TV
Merlin

Merlin

6.57
2008
Prince Arthur, heir to the crown of Camelot, and a young man with extraordinary magical powers are unlikely to have a friendship.

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
A Lost Man

A Lost Man

2007
Danielle Arbid's drama is based on the travels of Antione d'Agata. Thomas is always willing to risk his life for a good shot. A photographer goes to the Far East in hopes of uncovering the secrets of ...
The Last Legion

The Last Legion

6.67
2007
As the Roman empire crumbled, young Romulus Augustus fled the city and embarked on a perilous journey to Britain to find his supporters.
TV
Primeval

Primeval

4.33
2007
When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team have to track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near fu...

2006.

3 Movies
The Path to Redemption

The Path to Redemption

2006
From pre-production to release, we are given an exclusive look into the making of Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven (2005). Interviews with the cast and crew members take up the bulk of this film, but ...
The Nativity Story

The Nativity Story

2006
Mary and Joseph are going to Bethlehem. This visually lush and meticulously researched adaptation of the biblical tale follows the pair on their torturous path to their arrival in a small village, whe...
Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare

Hannibal: Rome's Worst Nightmare

2006
It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the new superpower of the ancient world. She believes she is invincible - but one man is destined to change that. He is a man bound by oath to av...

2005.

2 Movies
Syriana

Syriana

5.44
2005
The Middle Eastern oil industry is at the center of the drama. Bennett Holiday, an American lawyer, is in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-b...
Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven

4.8
2005
After his wife's death, a blacksmith is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars.

2004.

1 Movie
The Hamburg Cell

The Hamburg Cell

2004
A fictionalized account of the September 11 hijackers.

2003.

2 Movies
Trials and Tribble-ations: Uniting Two Legends

Trials and Tribble-ations: Uniting Two Legends

2003
The making of the iconic Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode.

2002.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Spooks

Spooks

6
2002
Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the ...
Reign of Fire

Reign of Fire

5.4
2002
In a post apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a group of fire-breathing dragons who want to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underg...

2001.

1 TV show
TV
24

24

6.29
2001
24 is an American television series that is syndicated around the world. The real time method of narration is used in every episode of the season.

2000.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead

4.67
2000
A detective team apply new techniques to old crimes as they solve cold cases.
Vertical Limit

Vertical Limit

5
2000
Annie was trapped near the summit of K2 and had to call for help. Brother Peter is trying to save Annie and her group. Rescuers face terrifying events that could end the rescue attempt as Annie lays i...

1999.

1 TV show
TV
Family Guy

Family Guy

6.07
1999
The adventures of the family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town, and the middle kid is not very bright, but he has a pass...

1993.

1 TV show
TV
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

5.68
1993
At Deep Space Nine, a space station located next to a wormhole in the vicinity of a liberated planet of Bajor, Commander Sisko and his crew welcome alien visitors, root out evildoers and solve all typ...

1992.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Big Battalions

The Big Battalions

1992
The Big Battalions tells the story of three families, Christian, Muslim and Jewish, and moves between Britain, Ethiopia, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia

A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia

1992
The English military man was in 1919. E. Lawrence tried to help the king.

1989.

1 TV show
TV
Agatha Christie's Poirot

Agatha Christie's Poirot

6.24
1989
From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first clas...

1987.

1 TV show
TV
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation

6.47
1987
You can follow the adventures of Captain. Jean-Luc Picard and his crew will be on the all-new ship as they explore new worlds.

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
Shantaram

Shantaram

A heroin junkie who escaped from prison and reinvented himself as a doctor in the slums of Bombay ends up in Afghanistan with a mob boss locked in a battle with Russian criminals.
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