Date of Birth : Nov 21st 1965
Born in Sudan, English actor, also known as Siddig El Fadil and Alexander Siddig. He is known for playing Dr Julian Bashir in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and for his performance as Prince Nasir Al-Subaai in the film Syriana (2005). He recently guest starred on 24 as Hamri Al-Assad.
Since the end of the long-running Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Siddig has made prominent appearances in films and television. Highlights include guest-starring as an Algerian secret agent on the trail of Islamic extremists in a controversial episode of the British television show Spooks, entitled “Nest of Angels”, in 2003. In 2005, he appeared as Saladin’s aide, Nasir, in Sir Ridley Scott’s film Kingdom of Heaven and gave a critically-lauded performance as Prince Nasir in Syriana, alongside George Clooney and Matt Damon. He played the title role in 2006’s Hannibal – Rome’s Worst Nightmare for the BBC (UK). Early 2007 brought him back to American television in the role of former terrorist Hamri Al-Assad for the sixth season of 24.
Siddig’s roles have often called for him to act out many different accents: an English ‘RP’ accent (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), a cockney accent (Reign Of Fire), and an Algerian accent (Spooks), among others. He has also given performances in Arabic as the role required (Spooks, Syriana, 24).