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Mel started a fan site for Siddig in 1996, as a way to learn HTML and to promote his charitable endeavors. In 1998, he proposed that it become his official fan site; she quickly agreed and a long-distance friendship was born. You can reach Mel at mel[at]sidcity[dot]net.

Happy Holidays! Gabriel’s Message

As we gather with friends and family to celebrate the season, we wanted to wish Sidsters around the world a very happy holiday. In the spirit of the season, check out this fan video of Sting’s haunting carol “Gabriel’s Message” paired with clips from The Nativity Story in which Sid …

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Marisa Tomei & Joshua Jackson Join Siddig in INESCAPABLE

Per Variety, Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei and Fringe‘s Joshua Jackson have signed on to play leads opposite Alexander Siddig in Inescapable. The film, written and directed by Ruba Nadda, is the story of a Syrian expatriate (Siddig) whose journalist daughter goes missing in Damascus. He must return to his homeland to …

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PRIMEVAL Season 5 Premieres Tonight on BBC America

Ready for more temporal anomalies? Primeval kicks off season 5 tonight at 9/8c on BBC America! Geek site io9 got a sneak peek at the first episode of the season, and spotlighted the subplot involving Sid’s character, Philip, as a highlight. A lot of the real fun of the episode …

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Now Available on Netflix Streaming

Netflix added almost all of the Star Trek series to their streaming media service over the summer, with the notable exception of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. We aren’t sure why DS9 was left out of the initial rollout, but thanks to a tip from Sheri, we can report that …

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Alexander Siddig Quoted in EW Article About Arabs in Film

In the October 14/21 issue of Entertainment Weekly, the special “reunion” issue, there is a special report on Middle Eastern actors in film. Sid is quoted, along with many others, about being an actor of Arab descent in Hollywood. The implicit onscreen hostility to Arabs post-9/11 shocked Alexander Siddig, a …

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PRIMEVAL Season 5 Coming to BBC America in November

U.S. Sidsters, rejoice! BBC America just announced that the fifth (and final?) season of Primeval will premiere on the network Saturday, November 12, 9:00pm ET/PT as part of Supernatural Saturdays. A marathon of season 4 episodes will begin at 2:00pm ET/PT that same day leading up to the premiere. What …

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Vera Farmiga to Co-Star in INESCAPABLE?

Rumor has it that Oscar-nominated actress Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) has signed on to co-star opposite Alexander Siddig in Inescapable. The film is the second time Sid has teamed up with writer/director Ruba Nadda; 2010’s Cairo Time was their first movie together. Plot details are scarce but we do …

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