Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi is a SudaneseBritish actor. He is known by the stage names Siddig El Fadil through the mid1990s and Alexander Siddig since. He is known for playing Dr. Julian Bashir in the television series Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Philip Burton in Primeval, Carthaginian general Hannibal in Hannibal Romes Worst Nightmare, King Minos in Atlantis, Prince Doran Martell in Game of Thrones, and for his performances as Prince Nasir AlSubaai in Syriana , Imad adDin alIsfahani in Kingdom of Heaven , and Tareq Khalifa in Cairo Time.
Siddig was born in Sudan but has spent most of his life in England. He was born to an English mother who worked as a theatrical consultant and a Sudanese father. His maternal uncle is English actor Malcolm McDowell, with whom he appeared in 2008 in Neil Marshalls Doomsday, and his paternal uncle is the former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq alMahdi. He attended St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, Kent. He was credited under the shortened name Siddig El Fadil until October 1995, three seasons into his run on Star Trek Deep Space Nine, when he changed his stage name to Alexander Siddig . On set, he became known as Sid. In 1996, Siddig and his costar Nana Visitor started dating and the couple were married their son, Django El Tahir El Siddig, was born onSeptember 1996. They divorced in 2001.