Fast Facts

  • Born to an English mother and Sudanese father.
  • Uncle Sadiq Al Mahdi was a two-time Prime Minister of Sudan (in the 1960s and '80s).
  • Was bitten by the acting bug as a teenager, when he played Puck in a high-school production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Initially aspired to be a director, and has directed plays as well as two episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
  • Interests include wine collecting, role-playing games, gardening and home projects.


  • Nana Visitor — Ex-wife
  • Thomas — Brother
  • Malcolm McDowell — Uncle
  • Sadiq Al Mahdi — Uncle
  • Django El Tahir El Siddig — Son


  • Attended University College, London, England; attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, London, England

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  • Birth Name: Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig El Abderahman El Mohammed Ahmed El Abdel Karim El Mahdi
  • Birth Place: Sudan
  • Birthday: November 21, 1965, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor, Director
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