Alexander Siddig Quotes

Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi (Arabic: ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ????????? ???? ???? ????????? ???????? ?idd?q a?-??hir al-F??il a?-?idd?q ?Abd ar-Ra?man Mu?ammad ?A?mad ?Abd al-Kar?m al-Mahd?; born 21 November 1965) is an English-Sudanese actor. He is known by the stage names Siddig El Fadil through the mid-1990s 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 – Rome's Worst Nightmare, King Minos in Atlantis, and Prince Doran Martell in Game of Thrones, and for his performances as Prince Nasir Al-Subaai in Syriana (2005), Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and Tareq Khalifa in Cairo Time. He is also confirmed to appear in Gotham as Ra's al Ghul

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Alexander Siddig


I love sci-fi, computer games. I love any escapes. Give me them all.

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The future of Arab films is absolutely up to Arabs and no one else. They've got the equipment, they've got the will, they've got the talent, now they just need a little bit of history behind them and a bit of cultural relaxation.

Alexander Siddig


When one nation is at war with another nation, the political machine does everything it can to vilify the people of the other nation, so it makes it easier to kill them. Which is understandable and it's happened this way throughout history.

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There's enough of a willingness in the West to do sympathetic movies about Arab roles.

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Something most people don't know about me is that I never grew up.

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I'm not necessarily a good actor, but once people start saying you are, you are. And I know that that's a truism, and there's obviously nothing important in that particular statement, but it's really about the fact that people create you as a good actor.

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You're not actually being a good actor all the time. But people refer to me as a good actor because they read it someplace, not because they've made up their own mind. So I'm very lucky!

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You know, I find people with great honesty, bodily, physical honesty, who sit just the way they like to sit, and walk the way they like to walk, and don't come into a room all pumped up, I find them elegant.

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I wish everybody was just ethnically ambiguous. It would make life a lot easier.

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You really expose yourself when you try and go to up the volume and up the size of your performance.

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For me, it's painful to make a movie. It's not my normal rhythm.

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I think if you're good and you can persuade people you're going to be able to do that role and ultimately the audience buys it, then it doesn't matter whether you were really a chimpanzee in disguise! You've done it.

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