Underappreciated Actor of Another Color #24: Siddig El Fadil
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Born in 1965 as Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi, it's no surprise he shortened his professional name. However, he found that the fairly simplistic "Siddig El Fadil" was far too much for, ahem, some people so he changed his professional name to Alexander Siddig. Can you believe that ish?
Anyways, as I was saying...I adored him as Chief Medical Officer Dr. Julian Bashir on DS9. His youthful good looks coupled with his sexy British accent just slayed me every time. And Lawd...wait 'til you see him in a tuxedo playing a spy on the holodeck....
I haven't seen him in other stuff, but I do know he was in Syriana, Cairo Time, and Miral, and he played "Kanen" on Merlin, and Philip Burton on Primeval. As you can see on his IMDB page, he's aged ever so gracefully, but he will always be the chatty, idealistic young doctor who grew popular for his infamous bromances with Chief O'Brien and Elim Garak (the nerds will understand that last sentence).