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Alexander Siddig stars in "Atlantis" on BBC America as Minos.

Siddig also recently played a recurring role in Starz' "Da Vinci's Demons" and starred in BBC America's "Primeval" as Philip Burton. Handsome, charismatic, charming — Philip is a man who seems to have it all. As a young man, Philip Burton was a gifted and idealistic scientist; eager to make the world a better place. But as he started to make discoveries — and headlines — his desire to make money grew. To the public he is intelligent,
Alexander Siddig in "Primeval"
Alexander Siddig Primeval
likeable, ambitious, and always on the list of Britain's most eligible bachelors. To his employees, he's tough but firm. He certainly doesn't suffer fools. He is also controlling and manipulative, ruthless in his desire to make his ambitions a reality. Will he ever reveal his true colors?

Alexander Siddig is best known for his starring role as Dr. Julian Bashir in the long-running series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." He made his feature film debut in Stephen Frears' comedy "Sammie and Rosie Get Laid." More recently, Siddig has been seen in "Clash of the Titans," starring Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson, Neil Marshall's "Doomsday," Stephen Gaghan's political thriller, "Syriana," starring George Clooney, "Reign of Fire," Ridley Scott's epic "Kingdom of Heaven," the action-adventure "Vertical Limit," and BBC's provocative series, "Spooks."

In 2007, Siddig returned to the small screen in a recurring role on "24." More recently, has has appeared in episodes of Cinemax's "Strike Back," AMC's "Waking the Dead" and Syfy's "Merlin."

Siddig was born in the Sudan and raised there until political turmoil forced his British mother to flee to the U.K. where she sent for him a short time later. His English schooling was financed by his uncle, Malcolm McDowell. Siddig attended university to study geography and anthropology, thinking the future ability to help his native country might lie in the sciences, not on the stage. But during school, he became interested in acting and directing and left university to begin studies at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Being one of the few trained dramatic actors of Arabic descent in London at the time, he was soon cast as a young Palestinian in the television miniseries, "The Big Battalions," which led to his winning role as Feisal in "A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia." That movie was subsequently broadcast on American television and his performance caught the attention of "Star Trek" producer, Rick Berman. On stage, Siddig co-starred in the London West End production of "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" with Kim Cattrall.

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How tall is Alexander Siddig? How old is Alexander Siddig? Find out here.

Age: 50 years old
Birthday: November 21, 1965
Height: 5' 11 ¾"
Nickname: Sid
Full Name / Real Name: Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi
Birthplace: Sudan
Wife: Nana Visitor (6/14/1997 - April 2001, divorced, 1 child)

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