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|born = Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi<br>{{d|November|21|1965}}<br>Wad Madani, Gezira, Sudan
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|birthdate = November 21, 1965
 
 
|role = [[Hamri Al-Assad]]}}
 
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'''Alexander Siddig''' played [[Hamri Al-Assad]] during [[Day 6]]. He is best known, however, for playing Doctor Julian Bashir on all seven seasons of ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine''.
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'''Alexander Siddig''' {{born|November|21|1965}} played [[Hamri Al-Assad]] during [[Season 6]] of ''[[24]]''.
   
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== Biography and career ==
Although born in the Sudan in Northern Africa, Siddig spent most of his life in Great Britain where he attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA). When he began acting, he went by the name of '''Siddig El Fadil''' (a shortened version of his much longer Sudanese name, Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi) but ultimately changed it to Alexander Siddig, reportedly because people had difficulty pronouncing his real name. He claimed at a Star Trek convention the late 1990s that he picked up a book of names and settled on "Alexander" because he didn't feel like going through the entire book.
 
   
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Alexander Siddig was born in Sudan, in Northern Africa. He is the nephew of Malcolm McDowell (''A Clockwork Orange'') and his paternal uncle was former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al Mahdi. Despite being born in Sudan, Siddig spent most of his life in Great Britain where he attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA).
His television debut was as Prince Fesal in the 1990 made-for-TV sequel to ''Lawrence of Arabia'' entitled ''A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia''. Following his success on ''Deep Space Nine'', Siddig turned to films, although he still makes regular appearances on television in both [[America]] and Britain.
 
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When he began acting, Siddig went by the name of '''Siddig El Fadil''' (a shortened version of his much longer Sudanese name, Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi) but ultimately changed it to Alexander Siddig. He claimed at a Star Trek convention the late 1990s that he picked up a book of names and settled on "Alexander" because he didn't feel like going through the entire book.
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His television debut was as Prince Fesal in the 1990 made-for-TV sequel to ''Lawrence of Arabia'' entitled ''A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia''. Shortly after that, he was cast as Dr. Julian Bashir in ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine''. He went on to play the role on all seven seasons and starred as a guest in one episode of ''Star Trek: The Next Generation''. During his time on the show, he directed two episodes, and was credited with the shortened version of his real name, Siddig El Fadil. During his time on the show, he worked with fellow ''24'' cast members [[Penny Johnson Jerald]], [[Leslie Hope]], [[Gregory Itzin]], and [[Megan Gallagher]], among others. He would reprise his role as Dr. Bashir in the online game ''Star Trek Online. ''
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Following his success on ''Deep Space Nine'', Siddig turned to films, although he still makes regular appearances on television in both America and Britain. In 2005, he appeared in ''Syriana'', co-starring with [[Jayne Atkinson]]. He has also appeared in films like ''Vertical Limit'', ''Reign of Fire'', ''Kingdom of Heaven'', and ''Clash of the Titans'' (with [[Tamer Hassan]]).
   
 
Siddig was married to his ''Deep Space Nine'' co-star Nana Visitor from 1997 through 2001. They had a son together, Django, nearly a year before being married.
 
Siddig was married to his ''Deep Space Nine'' co-star Nana Visitor from 1997 through 2001. They had a son together, Django, nearly a year before being married.
   
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==''24'' credits==
== Selected filmography ==
 
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* The Nativity Story (2006)
 
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*[[Season 6]]
* Syriana (2005)
 
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* Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
 
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**{{ep|6x03}}
* Reign of Fire (2002)
 
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* Vertical Limit (2000)
 
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=== ''24''-related appearances ===
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* [[Master Illusionists: 24's Special Effects Make-Up]], <small>Season 6 DVD</small>
   
== Television Appearances ==
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== Selected filmography ==
* 24 (2007)
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* ''21 Bridges'' (2019)
* Hannibal (2006)
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* ''Submergence'' (2017)
* Family Guy (voice) (2006)
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* ''The Fifth Estate'' (2013)
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* ''Clash of the Titans'' (2010)
* Agatha Christie's Poirot (2005)
 
* Spooks (2003)
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* ''Doomsday'' (2008)
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* ''The Last Legion'' (2007)
* Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999)
 
* Star Trek: The Next Generation (1993)
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* ''The Nativity Story'' (2006)
 
* ''Syriana'' (2005)
* The Big Betallions (1992)
 
 
* ''Kingdom of Heaven'' (2005)
* A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1990)
 
 
* ''Reign of Fire'' (2002)
 
* ''Vertical Limit'' (2000)
   
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'''Television appearances'''
== Trivia ==
 
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* ''Deep State'' (2019)
* He goes by the nickname of "Sid".
 
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* ''Gotham'' (2017-2018)
* He is 6'0" tall.
 
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* ''Game of Thrones'' (2015-2016)
* As well as acting, he also aspires to be a director, and has directed two episodes of ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.'' For the episodes he directed, he was listed as Siddig El Fadil.
 
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* ''Da Vinci's Demons'' (2013-2015)
* Interestingly, his character in ''Vertical Limit'' was named Kareem Na'''z'''ir while his character in ''Kingdom of Heaven'' is called Na'''s'''ir. In ''Syriana'', he starred as an unrelated character also named Nasir. Both of the latter films were set in the Middle East.
 
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* ''Primeval'' (2011)
* He is the nephew of Malcolm McDowell (''A Clockwork Orange'') and his paternal uncle is former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al Mahdi.
 
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* ''Waking the Dead'' (2009)
* He co-starred with [[Jayne Atkinson]] ([[Karen Hayes]]) in ''Syriana'', although they never appear together on-screen. In the film, Atkinson's character supplies Bob Barnes (played by George Clooney) with information regarding Siddig's character in a projection room while images of Siddig run on the projector screen.
 
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* ''24'' (2007)
* At least four other ''24'' cast members previously appeared with Siddig on ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'': [[Penny Johnson Jerald]] played a recurring role as Kasidy Yates, the girlfriend and later wife of Captain Sisko; [[Leslie Hope]] made one guest appearance as Kira Meru, the mother of station XO Kira Nerys; [[Gregory Itzin]] made two guest appearances on the show playing different characters; and [[Megan Gallagher]] also played separate roles on the series.
 
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* ''Hannibal'' (2006)
* [[Michelle Forbes]], another ''Star Trek'' alum who starred on ''24'', was approached to reprise her ''Next Generation'' role of Ro Laren for ''Deep Space Nine''. She turned it down, however, and the character instead became Kira Nerys as played by Nana Visitor, who would become Siddig's wife a few years later.
 
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* ''Family Guy'' (2006)
 
* ''Agatha Christie's Poirot'' (2005)
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* ''Spooks'' (2003)
 
* ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'' (1993-1999)
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* ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' (1993)
 
* ''The Big Batallions'' (1992)
 
* ''A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia'' (1990)
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
* [http://www.sidcity.net/ Official Website]
* {{IMDb-link|page=nm0796502}}
 
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* {{Imdb|name/nm0796502}}
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* {{Tw|alexsiddig}}
 
* [http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Alexander_Siddig Alexander Siddig] at [http://www.memory-alpha.org Memory Alpha, the ''Star Trek'' wiki]
 
* [http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Alexander_Siddig Alexander Siddig] at [http://www.memory-alpha.org Memory Alpha, the ''Star Trek'' wiki]
* [http://www.sidcity.net/ Official Fan Website]
 
   
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Latest revision as of 19:23, 4 January 2021

This article's subject relates to Season 6 of 24.This is a production article written from an out-of-universe perspective

Alexander Siddig (born November 21, 1965; age 55) played Hamri Al-Assad during Season 6 of 24.

Biography and career[edit | edit source]

Alexander Siddig was born in Sudan, in Northern Africa. He is the nephew of Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) and his paternal uncle was former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al Mahdi. Despite being born in Sudan, Siddig spent most of his life in Great Britain where he attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA).

When he began acting, Siddig went by the name of Siddig El Fadil (a shortened version of his much longer Sudanese name, Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi) but ultimately changed it to Alexander Siddig. He claimed at a Star Trek convention the late 1990s that he picked up a book of names and settled on "Alexander" because he didn't feel like going through the entire book.

His television debut was as Prince Fesal in the 1990 made-for-TV sequel to Lawrence of Arabia entitled A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia. Shortly after that, he was cast as Dr. Julian Bashir in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He went on to play the role on all seven seasons and starred as a guest in one episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. During his time on the show, he directed two episodes, and was credited with the shortened version of his real name, Siddig El Fadil. During his time on the show, he worked with fellow 24 cast members Penny Johnson Jerald, Leslie Hope, Gregory Itzin, and Megan Gallagher, among others. He would reprise his role as Dr. Bashir in the online game Star Trek Online.

Following his success on Deep Space Nine, Siddig turned to films, although he still makes regular appearances on television in both America and Britain. In 2005, he appeared in Syriana, co-starring with Jayne Atkinson. He has also appeared in films like Vertical Limit, Reign of Fire, Kingdom of Heaven, and Clash of the Titans (with Tamer Hassan).

Siddig was married to his Deep Space Nine co-star Nana Visitor from 1997 through 2001. They had a son together, Django, nearly a year before being married.

24 credits[edit | edit source]

24-related appearances[edit | edit source]

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

  • 21 Bridges (2019)
  • Submergence (2017)
  • The Fifth Estate (2013)
  • Clash of the Titans (2010)
  • Doomsday (2008)
  • The Last Legion (2007)
  • The Nativity Story (2006)
  • Syriana (2005)
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
  • Reign of Fire (2002)
  • Vertical Limit (2000)

Television appearances

  • Deep State (2019)
  • Gotham (2017-2018)
  • Game of Thrones (2015-2016)
  • Da Vinci's Demons (2013-2015)
  • Primeval (2011)
  • Waking the Dead (2009)
  • 24 (2007)
  • Hannibal (2006)
  • Family Guy (2006)
  • Agatha Christie's Poirot (2005)
  • Spooks (2003)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (1993)
  • The Big Batallions (1992)
  • A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1990)

External links[edit | edit source]

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