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He was at one time considered for the role of Benjamin Sisko, the station commander of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993). However, he was apparently considered too young. The role eventually went to Avery Brooks. However, the producers were impressed enough with Siddig and offered him the role of Dr. Julian Bashir. (imdb.com)

Ex-son-in-law of Robert Tucker. (imdb.com)

Shares a birthday with Björk, Goldie Hawn, Rachel Rogers, Nicollette Sheridan, & Juliet Mills (imdb.com)

Fellow "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) cast member Andrew Robinson is the godfather of Siddig's son Django. (imdb.com)

Cousin of Lilly McDowell and Charlie McDowell. (imdb.com)

One of his uncles (his father's brother) was the Sudanese prime minister. Another one (his mother's brother) is Malcolm McDowell. (imdb.com)

Ex-brother-in-law of Ian Tucker and Zan Charisse. (imdb.com)

His "Star Trek: DS9" character Dr. Bashir has been seen as having similar high moral values as the real life Middle Eastern Doctor Bashar, featured in Time Magazine, in 2003. (imdb.com)

Son, Django El Tahir El Siddig, born. [16 September 1996] (imdb.com)

In 2005, he appeared in two films set in the Middle East, Kingdom of Heaven (2005) and Syriana (2005). In both films, he played a character named Nasir. (imdb.com)

Grew up in England where he Attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. (imdb.com)

Originally credited as "Siddig El Fadil", he changed his professional name to "Alexander Siddig" because (as reported by him at Star Trek conventions) nobody could pronounce "El Fadil". (imdb.com)

Son Django was born around 11pm. After spending all night with his son and wife, Siddig went to work at "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) the following day at 5:30am to continuing filming the episode "Let He Who Is Without Sin". (imdb.com)


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