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Siddig In Da Vinci’s Demons

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Alexander Siddig will be appearing in a new STARZ TV series early next year.

Siddig will take on the role of the mentor of Da Vinci (Tom Riley) in Da Vinci’s Demons.

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Siddig In Inescapable

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Alexander Siddig will be appearing in a new film, titled Inescapable.

In Inescapable, Siddig portrays a father who “takes matters into his own hands when his daughter goes missing in Syria.”

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Siddig: Trek and Religion

Monday, March 14th, 2011

While promoting his latest film, Miral, which debuted in the US and UK last autumn, Alexander Siddig spoke about religion, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how Star Trek dealt with religion.

In Miral, Siddig plays the father of a Palestinian woman raised at the Dar Al-Tifel Institute after the death of her mother. Siddig chose to take part in the movie for two reasons. “Firstly it was to be directed by Julian Schnabel, an eminent director,” he said. “The second reason was that I thought the trouble in Israel had been going on so long that the reasons why the whole thing started in the first place had been forgotten by everybody. Arguments have a way of morphing over time. This film doesn’t outline all the reasons for the conflict in Israel but it does focus people’s attention on its origins. I thought that might be useful.”

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Siddig: Facing His Background

Friday, February 4th, 2011

After 9-11, Alexander Siddig faced his Arab heritage and learned how to relax.

Half-English and half-Sudanese, Siddig is not sure which side predominates. “I don’t know if it’s an English engine in an Arab body or an Arab engine in an English body,” he said. “I’m not quite sure which way around it was.”

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Visitor: Romance With Siddig Inevitable

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Although Nana Visitor had no intention of falling in love with Alexander Siddig, when it happened she realized it was meant to be.

When Visitor met Siddig, she was married with a baby (her son Buster). “[The relationship] was actually a shock,” she said. “You can’t forget that I was married, with a baby, when I met him, and he was twenty-four years old. So I kind of always saw him as a very young man and off limits. There was no question.”

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Siddig: No More Deep Space Nine

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Although he is proud of his work on Deep Space Nine, Alexander Siddig believes that there is no chance of it being resurrected.

The success of J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek XI means that Trek will be going in a new direction, not revisiting Deep Space Nine. “I think beyond a shadow of a doubt [that there will be no new DS9 film],” said Siddig. “And I’m very proud of DS9. But I think that it lived and I think people quite weirdly enjoy it almost more now, that it’s not showing any more, than they did at the time.”

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Siddig: Answering Awkward Questions About Sex

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

In a newsletter updating his fans on his activities and life, Alexander Siddig shared what happened when he had to explain a sexual toy to his son.

As every parent learns, kids can ask the darndest things and Siddig found that out after a trip to Soho in London. The actor found out just how observant his thirteen-year-old son Django was on the way back home from the area of town known for sex shops. “For years I’ve blithely taken my boy wherever I go when he comes to England from the coolest residence to the seediest part of town and he’s always been happily gliding in my wake,” said Siddig. “But this year he’s thirteen and I have completely forgotten how much more observant a thirteen-year-old is.”

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Siddig: No Love For Bashir’s Genetic Modification

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

In the fifth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Alexander Siddig, after having had his own mental idea of who his character was, had to readjust his thinking about Dr. Julian Bashir.

Siddig was not pleased when he saw the script for Dr. Bashir, I Presume and made that displeasure known as best he could after the first shock wore off.

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Siddig Joins Primeval

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

When the British science fiction show Primeval returns for its new season next year, Alexander Siddig (Lt. Julian Bashir) will be one of three new characters joining the show.

Siddig will play “charismatic” scientist Philip Burton, according to ITV’s press release, joining Ciarán McMenamin (Silent Witness, Jericho) and Ruth Kearney (Gracey).

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