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Alexander Siddig Cast as Doran Martell in GAME OF THRONES

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It’s official! At today’s Game of Thrones panel at Comic Con in San Diego, HBO announced that Alexander Siddig has been cast as Doran Martell for the hit series’ fifth season. Watch him introduce himself to the Comic Con audience in the video below: Also joining the cast next season is Keisha Castle-Hughes, who will play on of Doran’s nieces. Keisha and Sid previously ... Read More »

HOLY WARRIORS: Alexander Siddig & David Eldridge Talk Crusades, The Globe, More {VIDEO}


The fine folks at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre have posted a lovely video of a conversation with Holy Warrior‘s playwright David Eldridge and star Alexander Siddig discussing the new play, the Crusades, playing Saladin, and performing in the historic theatre. Take a look below. Holy Warriors runs July 19-August 24 at the Globe. More information and tickets available on their website. Read More »

MAY IN THE SUMMER: US Trailer and Release Date


Good news for U.S. Sidsters! May in the Summer, the indie movie Sid filmed in 2012, is coming to theaters on August 22! Sid has a small role in the film, and can only be heard in the trailer (below), but it looks like something I’d watch even if he weren’t involved. The fact that he does have a part ... Read More »

Sid Scheduled to Appear at Destination Star Trek in London

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Alexander Siddig is scheduled to appear at Destination Star Trek in London October 3-5, 2014. This will be following his starring role in “Holy Warriors” on the West End over the summer, so he should have even more stories to tell! More information and tickets are available at the Destination Star Trek website. Read More »

Sid At FedCon23


Mel’s Note: I was hoping to have some convention reports to share in this post, but so far nothing has come in so we’ll just go with a few photos and a couple of comments. Alexander Siddig was a guest at FedCon23 in Dusseldorf May 30-31 where he appeared on stage for a Q&A session on his own and again with ... Read More »

Alexander Siddig to Star in ‘Holy Warriors’ in London’s West End


We can finally reveal Alexander Siddig’s next project: the lead in David Eldridge’s new play, Holy Warriors. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London officially announced the cast today; Sid plays Saladin, the iconic leader of Islamic army struggling to retain control of Jerusalem during the Crusades. You may recall that in the 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven, Sid played Imad, right-hand of Saladin ... Read More »

DA VINCI’S DEMONS: Season 2 Finale Airs Tonight!


The season 2 finale of Da Vinci’s Demons airs tonight (Saturday, May 31) on STARZ, following a marathon of this season’s earlier episodes. Additionally, several stars of the show will participate in the #DaVinciThon, a dual-screen social media event featuring live tweets and behind-the-scenes content from Da Vinci’s Demons cast and crew, who will be engaging with fans via Twitter ... Read More »

Alexander Siddig Not Returning to ATLANTIS


I posted a few weeks ago that production on the second season of Atlantis was underway, and while the official announcement did not mention Sid, I assumed that was simply because they weren't filming scenes with King Minos yet. I've since learned that Sid is not, in fact, returning for season 2. Read More »

Sid Voices Sir Isaac Newton on COSMOS


A few weeks ago, viewers of the new FOX/NatGeo science series Cosmos were treated to the dulcet tones of our own Alexander Siddig in an episode featuring Sir Isaac Newton. In the episode, titled “When Knowledge Conquered Fear”, host Neil deGrasse Tyson visits the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton (Siddig) and retraces the unlikely friendship between Newton and brilliant polymath Edmond Halley (guest voice Cary ... Read More »

New STAR TREK Comic Features All Six Doctors (If You Believe That’s Bashir)


IDW announced a special Star Trek comic today, featuring all six doctors, that ties in with a global competition to develop a real tricorder (aka $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE). Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone, written by longtime Star Trek scribes Scott and David Tipton, takes place at a Starfleet medical conference, which is crashed by a deadly metamorphic virus.  The EMH and Doctors Beverly Crusher, Julian Bashir ... Read More »