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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.

VIDEO: My Sweet Prince – A Dangerous Man Remix

Some of you have probably already seen this, but it seemed like a good time to share it here. Sid saw it over the weekend and was impressed by the ability to create a “new” movie out of previously shot footage. “A bit melodramatic, perhaps,” he said, but “beautifully made.” …

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Recipes Section Added

Based on the response to Sid’s most recent letter, we’ve added a recipe section to the website. We’re still working out the kinks with this particular feature, but do have a recipe from Sid to get us started.

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Sid Talks About His Chemistry With Patricia Clarkson

The New York Observer had a chance to talk with Alexander Siddig about working with Patricia Clarkson in Cairo Time, and came away charmed by the man himself. The chemistry you have with Patricia Clarkson in the film is so incredible. Had you known her before Cairo Time? I knew …

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Cairo Time Reviews (US)

Cairo Time opened in limited release in the United States on Friday, and the reviews have been rolling in. Here are some excerpts: The New York Times [Patricia Clarkson] and Mr. Siddig, tall and courtly with a gently ironical glint in his eyes, are a fine match — both subtle, …

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A Letter From Sid: August 2010 (UPDATED)

Mel’s note: From time to time, Sid touches base with us by way of a long, newsy letter to be shared. Here’s the latest, hot off the (email) presses. I took my son to London yesterday to meet some of our African relatives. I think he was a little nervous …

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elan Interviews Alexander Siddig, Patricia Clarkson, & Ruba Nadda

elan magazine has a new interview with Sid, Patricia Clarkson, and Ruba Nadda, discussing the making of Cairo Time and what responsibility Sid and Ruba feel toward filmmaking as “hyphenated Arabs”. Here’s an excerpt: This past week, elan caught up with filmmaker Ruba Nadda, and ‘Cairo Time’ stars Alexander Siddig …

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PHOTOS: Cairo Time New York Premiere

Tonight was the premiere of Cairo Time in New York City in advance of the August 6 release here in the United States. Alexander Siddig, Patricia Clarkson, and Ruba Nadda attended along with Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Ken Burns and more. Photos from the red carpet are in our Gallery, …

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Watch ‘The Boundary’ On Hulu

The Boundary, a short film Sid starred in a couple of years ago is now available in full on Hulu.com as part of the FilmBuff Shorts series. (Note: most videos on Hulu are only available to viewers in the United States.) Written and directed by Julius Onah, The Boundary is …

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