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Name: Alexander Siddig  
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Date of Birth: 21st November 1965
Place of Birth: Sudan
Profession: Actor
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Siddig as Bashir on the DS9 holodeck.
Siddig as Julian Bashir

Siddig El Fadil (born 21 November 1965) is a British actor also known as Alexander Siddig. He is most famous for playing Dr Julian Bashir in the Star Trek television series Deep Space Nine.


Siddig was born in Sudan but spent most of his life in England. He acted under his original name Siddig El Fadil until he changed it during the production of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has made prominent appearances in recent mainstream films such as Reign of Fire and Kingdom of Heaven. In 2003 he guest-starred as an Algerian secret agent on the trail of Islamic extremists in a controversial episode of Spooks, a British television show, in its second season.

His roles have often called for him to act out many different accents: a traditional English "gentleman's" accent (Deep Space Nine), a cockney accent (Reign of Fire), an Algerian accent (Spooks) and a Saudi Arabian accent (Kingdom of Heaven) among others.

Siddig married fellow Star Trek actor Nana Visitor in 1997. They had a son who was born in 1996, Django El Tahir El Siddig. Siddig and Visitor divorced in 2001.

Siddig is the nephew of English actor Malcolm McDowell and of former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al Mahdi.

Filmography and television appearances

  • Syriana (2005) as Prince Nasir
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005) as Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani
  • The Hamburg Cell TV (2004) as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
  • Spooks (aka MI-5) TV guest appearance (2003) as Ibhn Khaldun
  • Reign of Fire (2002) as Ajay
  • Vertical Limit (2000) as Kareem
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV (1993–1999) as Dr. Julian Bashir
  • Big Battalions TV miniseries (1992) as Yousef
  • A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia TV movie 1990 as Emir Feisel
  • Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987) as a partygoer

Other appearances

  • Whose Life Is It Anyway? stage play (2005) in London as Dr. Scott
  • James Cameron's Titanic Explorer video game (1997) various voices

Directing credits

  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) episodes "Business as Usual" and "Profit and Lace"

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