Actor Julian Sands died whereas mountaineering on California mountain, authorities affirm | KTVE


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Julian Sands, who starred in a number of Oscar-nominated movies within the late Eighties and ’90s together with “A Room With a View” and “Leaving Las Vegas,” was discovered useless on a Southern California mountain 5 months after he disappeared whereas mountaineering, authorities stated Tuesday.

An investigation confirmed that it was Sands whose stays hikers discovered Saturday in wilderness close to Mount Baldy, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division stated. The 65-year-old actor was an avid and skilled hiker who lived in Los Angeles and was reported lacking Jan. 13 after setting out on the height that rises greater than 10,000 toes (3,048 meters) east of town. Crews aided by drones and helicopters had looked for him a number of instances, however, severely hampered by wintry situations that lasted via spring, no signal of him was discovered till the civilian hikers came across him.

The possibilities of Sands being found alive had lengthy since diminished to just about nothing, however the Sheriff’s Division, which performed an official search the day earlier than he was discovered, emphasised that the case remained energetic.

An post-mortem has been performed, however additional take a look at outcomes are wanted earlier than the reason for dying will be decided, authorities stated.

Sands, who was born, raised and started appearing in England, labored always in movie and tv, amassing greater than 150 credit in a 40-year profession. Throughout a 10-year span from 1985 to 1995, he performed main roles in a collection of acclaimed movies.

After learning on the Royal Central Faculty of Speech and Drama in London, Sands launched into a profession in stage and movie, enjoying small components in movies together with “Oxford Blues” and “The Killing Fields.” He landed the starring function of George Emerson, who falls in love with Helena Bonham Carter’s Lucy Honeychurch whereas on vacation in Tuscany, within the 1985 British romance, “A Room With a View.”

The movie from director James Ivory and producer Ismail Service provider received the British Academy of Movie and Tv Arts award for finest movie, and was nominated for eight Oscars, successful three.

Within the wake of its success, Sands moved to america to pursue a profession in Hollywood.

He performed the title function within the 1989 horror fantasy “Warlock” and its sequel. Within the 1990 horror comedy “Arachnophobia,” with Jeff Daniels and John Goodman, Sands performed an entomologist specializing in spiders.

The next 12 months he appeared in director David Cronenberg’s surreal adaptation of the William Burroughs novel “Bare Lunch” in 1991.

In 1993, Sands starred within the thriller “Boxing Helena,” a film that drew main media consideration throughout manufacturing when Madonna and Kim Basinger every accepted the title function earlier than backing out. The half would go to “Twin Peaks” actor Sherilyn Fenn. The movie flopped.

Writer Anne Rice championed Sands to play the titular Lestat within the much-hyped 1994 Hollywood adaptation of her novel “Interview With the Vampire,” however the function would go to Tom Cruise.

In 1995’s “Leaving Las Vegas,” Sands performed an abusive Latvian pimp alongside Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue. The movie was nominated for 4 Oscars, with Cage successful finest actor.

Sands touted his love of the outside in a 2020 interview with the Guardian, saying he was happiest when “near a mountain summit on an excellent chilly morning” and that his largest dream was scaling “a distant peak within the excessive Himalayas, akin to Makalu.”

The actor stated within the interview that within the early Nineteen Nineties, he was caught in an “atrocious” storm within the Andes and was fortunate to outlive when three others close to his get together didn’t.

After “Leaving Las Vegas,” the standard of the movies Sands was solid in, and the dimensions of his roles, started declining. He labored steadily, showing in director Wim Wenders’ “The Million Greenback Lodge” and director Dario Argento’s “The Phantom of the Opera.”

He additionally appeared as a visitor star or in recurring roles on TV collection together with “24,” “Medici,” “Smallville,” “Dexter,” “Gotham” and “Elementary.” His remaining movie was 2022’s “The Ghosts of Monday.”

Sands was born in Yorkshire, the center little one of 5 brothers raised by a single mom. He had three youngsters of his personal.

He had been married since 1990 to journalist Evgenia Citkowitz, with whom he had two grownup daughters, Imogen Morley Sands and Natalya Morley Sands. His eldest little one was son Henry Sands, whom he had along with his first spouse, journalist Sarah Harvey.

A couple of days earlier than he was discovered, Sands’ household issued an announcement saying, “We proceed to carry Julian in our hearts with shiny reminiscences of him as a beautiful father, husband, explorer, lover of the pure world and the humanities, and as an unique and collaborative performer.”


This story has been corrected to state that hikers discovered stays on Saturday, not Sunday.


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