Julian Sands, 65, actor who went lacking in San Gabriel Mountains, discovered lifeless


British actor Julian Sands, recognized for movies corresponding to “A Room With a View” and “Warlock,” has died after going lacking in California’s San Gabriel Mountains. He was 65.

Stays discovered Saturday on Mt. Baldy are these of Sands, the San Bernardino County coroner’s workplace confirmed Tuesday. The reason for demise is pending additional check outcomes.

In a press release shared with the Los Angeles Instances, Sands’ supervisor, Sarah Jackson, stated the actor “was an important pal and shopper.”

“He selected attention-grabbing tasks that mattered to him and was adored by everybody who labored with him,” Jackson stated. “He was a passionate climber, and we draw [consolation] from figuring out that he handed in a spot he beloved, doing what he beloved. We’re full of essentially the most stunning recollections.”

The seek for Sands concluded Saturday, greater than 5 months after he was reported lacking within the Mt. Baldy space on Jan. 13. Hikers found Sands’ physique Saturday morning and notified authorities, in accordance with a information launch. The physique was transported from the wilderness to the county coroner’s workplace for formal identification.

Sands’ demise was introduced lower than every week after the Sheriff’s Division resumed its search. Within the search’s first months, storms blanketed Mt. Baldy — thought-about some of the harmful mountains within the U.S. — with snow, hindering crew efforts.

Since launching its search in January, the Sheriff’s Division accomplished eight aerial and floor searches.

Sands was an avid mountaineer. In 2020, he informed the Guardian he was happiest when “near a mountain summit on an excellent chilly morning.” He additionally famous a shut brush with demise within the early Nineties, when he and three different hikers have been caught in “an atrocious storm above 20,000 [feet]” whereas trekking within the Andes Mountains.

“Mountaineering and movie making are very linked,” Sands informed the Yorkshire Publish in a 2013 article. “There’s at all times one other mountain. And finally the purpose of climbing a mountain is that the mountain is inside. And I believe that’s true, too, of the appearing expertise.”

Sands’ profession included roles in movies and on tv. After taking over minor elements in a number of films within the early Nineteen Eighties, the actor gained reputation with James Ivory’s romance “A Room With a View” in 1985. He went on to seem in dozens of movies and several other sequence, together with “24” and “Banshee.”

When his profession started taking off, Sands informed The Instances in 1987, “There may be such a component of luck on this enterprise.”

Born Jan. 4, 1958, in the UK, Sands attended Lord Wandsworth School and earned his first skilled appearing credit score in an episode of “Play for Right this moment” in 1982, in accordance with on-line film database IMDb. Roles within the movie “Privates on Parade” and the Anthony Hopkins-led miniseries “A Married Man” adopted.

In 1984, he starred alongside Rob Lowe within the low-budget “Oxford Blues,” a movie Sands stated he regrets and dubbed “the unique ‘B’ film.” In the identical yr, he married journalist Sarah Sands (née Harvey), with whom he shares son Henry. They divorced in 1987.

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Julian Sands embraces “Siesta” co-star Jodie Foster on the Governors Ball on the Shrine Auditorium in March 1989 after she gained an Oscar for “The Accused.”

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Sands wooed audiences in 1985’s “A Room With a View,” through which he starred alongside Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott and Helena Bonham Carter. Set within the early twentieth century, the interval drama launched Sands as a brand new Hollywood love curiosity.

Sands graced the display because the free-spirited, love-struck George Emerson. In its evaluation, The Instances famous, “Sands conveys George’s headlong ardour for all times with intelligence and a handsomeness that appears someway to refract gentle with a particular depth.”

Amongst his memorable scenes was a romantic kiss with Bonham Carter’s Lucy in a picturesque poppy subject in Italy.

Sands acquired fan letters about that second and reveled within the movie’s industrial and important success.

“It appears to counsel that lots of people have been craving to see a bit romance on the display,” he informed The Instances in 1987. “In recent times filmmakers appear to have been embarrassed by romance and steered nicely away from it. Perhaps ‘A Room With a View’ will change that barely.”

What the film did change was Sands’ show-business standing. Demand elevated. The actor booked the important thing function of Percy Bysshe Shelley in Ken Russell’s “Gothic.” He described engaged on the movie as “being within the midst of a fireworks show.”

Because the years went on, Sands appeared alongside much more Hollywood stars — Jodie Foster and Isabella Rossellini in “Siesta,” and Jeff Goldblum and Cyndi Lauper in “Vibes.” He additionally moved from London to New York.

He had the title function in Steve Miner‘s “Warlock.” The 1989 horror movie allowed Sands to increase his skills past the small roles that outlined his early profession and sink his enamel into darker materials.

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Julian Sands attends the “24” Season 5 DVD launch get together in Los Angeles on Dec. 4, 2006.

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“I’m the prince of malevolence,” he stated in 1991. “[Warlock’s] so completely unhealthy there’s something enticing and pure about his evil. He’s devoted in his need to create horror.”

In 1990, he remarried. He and journalist Evgenia Citkowitz share two daughters, Natalya and Imogen Sands.

The ’90s proved to be one other fruitful decade for the actor, with roles in movies together with “Arachnophobia” and “Leaving Las Vegas.” Sands additionally tried his hand at extra experimental, controversial roles.

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Julian Sands poses with spouse Evgenia Citkowitz on the sixteenth Millennium Awards on June 2, 2012, in Santa Monica.

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In David Cronenberg‘s 1991 movie adaptation of William S. Burroughs’ “Bare Lunch,” Sands portrayed a younger Swiss man who was actually a large shape-shifting centipede.

For Jennifer Lynch‘s critically panned “Boxing Helena,” Sands performed a disturbed surgeon who takes excessive, unethical measures to earn a lady’s affection.

“I used to be in search of one thing unique, issues that took me out of myself,” he informed the Guardian in 2018. “I believe I discovered myself a bit boring.”

When it got here to tv, Sands had roles in sequence together with “24,” “The Blacklist,” “Banshee” and “Dexter.” Further TV credit embrace “The L Phrase,” “Crossbones,” “Jackie Chan Adventures” and “Gotham.”

Reflecting on the minor roles that helped him break via (together with a component in Roland Joffé’s Oscar-nominated “The Killing Fields”), Sands informed The Instances in 1987 that he wasn’t anticipating a lot to come back of them.

“The function was so tiny I’m shocked that individuals even bear in mind me,” he stated. “However they appear to, which is gratifying.”

Sands is survived by spouse Evgenia, their two daughters, Natalya and Imogen; son Henry Sands; and 4 brothers.

No plans for a memorial have been revealed.

Instances workers writers Christi Carras, Jonah Valdez and Matt Hamilton contributed to this report.


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