Born in Sudan on November 21, 1965, Siddig was raised in England and attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Siddig’s performance in A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia brought him to the attention of Rick Berman who was creating the new series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Originally brought in to audition for the role of Captain Benjamin Sisko, Berman decided Siddig was too young for the role and cast him as Dr. Julian Bashir instead.
Siddig began working in feature films after the successful 7 year run of DS9, quickly accumulating roles in movies such as Vertical Limit , Reign of Fire, Kingdom of Heaven, Cairo Time, Inescapable, and the critically acclaimed film Syriana. [x]
Siddig is currently performing in the BBC television series Atlantis and will be attending two conventions this up coming year.