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Sid To Attend Abu Dhabi Film Festival for ‘Miral’

Alexander Siddig is confirmed to attend the gala presentation of Julian Schnabel’s new film Miral at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival on October 21. Sid plays the father of Frieda Pinto’s character in this sweeping multigenerational saga of four Arab women living under Israeli occupation, which created a lot of …

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A Word About Cricket

Mel’s Note: This is in response to some of the cricket comments and questions on Sid’s previous letter. He once tried to explain cricket to me, while we were watching a game on the telly and with plenty of props. I’m still lost. It’s quite hard to find any overt …

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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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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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