|Disappeared||13 January 2023 (aged 65)
Mount Baldy, California, U.S.
|Status||Missing for 17 days|
Julian Sands (born 4 January 1958) is an English actor. He is known for his roles in films such as The Killing Fields, A Room with a View, Warlock, Arachnophobia, Boxing Helena, and Leaving Las Vegas. On television, he is known for playing Vladimir Bierko in 24, Jor-El in Smallville, and Yulish Rabitov in Banshee.
Julian Sands began his film career appearing in supporting roles in films, including Oxford Blues (1984) and The Killing Fields (1984). He also had a cameo as a Greek soldier in the BBC adaptation of The Box of Delights in 1984. He was cast as the romantic lead in the 1985 film A Room with a View. In 1985, following the success of A Room with a View and Ken Russell's Gothic (1986) Sands decided to move to Hollywood and pursue a career in American films. He appeared in several of them—both lower-tier and higher-budget.
He played the title role in the horror film Warlock (1989) and its sequel Warlock: The Armageddon (1993), the role of Franz Liszt in Impromptu (1991), the role of Yves Cloquet in Naked Lunch (1991), and prominent roles in Arachnophobia (1990), Boxing Helena (1993) and Leaving Las Vegas (1995). He played Erik, aka the Phantom in the 1998 horror-film version of The Phantom of the Opera. He starred opposite Jackie Chan in the action-comedy film The Medallion (2003). He played Laurence Olivier in BBC Four's In Praise of Hardcore (2005), a drama about the critic and impresario Kenneth Tynan.
In television work, he voiced Valmont in the Jackie Chan Adventures cartoon (Seasons 1 and 2) (succeeded by the British actors Andrew Ableson and Greg Ellis in the remaining seasons). He played the Doci of the Ori in two episodes of Stargate SG-1—in its ninth and tenth seasons (a role he reprised in the film, Stargate: the Ark of Truth). He played a college professor in a Season One episode of The L Word. In 2002, he starred in Stephen King's Rose Red. Sands portrayed Austrian ambassador Klemens von Metternich in the 2002 miniseries Napoléon. In the 2006 season of 24, he played terrorist Vladimir Bierko.
Sands played Jor-El, Superman's biological father on Smallville, and reprised the role in the series' final (tenth) season. In 2009, he played Reg Hunt in Bollywood Hero. In 2012, he played Alistair Wesley in the seventh episode of the second season of Person of Interest.
In August 2011, he appeared onstage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in A Celebration of Harold Pinter, directed by John Malkovich at the Pleasance Courtyard. The play transferred to, the Irish Repertory Theatre, in New York. His performance in the play was nominated for "Outstanding Solo Performance" for the 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards (2013).
In 2011, Sands appeared in the mystery thriller film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, an English-language remake of the original version, as the younger Henrik Vanger. In 2012, Sands voiced the character of DeFalco in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. On 26 April 2013, it was announced that Sands would appear as Miles Castner, a wealthy international businessman during the eighth season of Dexter.
Discover more about Career related topics
From 1984 to 1987, Sands was married to Sarah Harvey, a British journalist. They have one son, born 1985. In 1990, he married Evgenia Citkowitz (born 1964), a journalist and the daughter of the Anglo-Irish novelist and socialite Lady Caroline Blackwood and American composer-pianist Israel Citkowitz. Sands and Citkowitz have two daughters, born in 1996 and 1999.
As of 2020, Sands was living in Los Angeles, California.
On 13 January 2023, Sands, a dedicated mountaineer, went missing while hiking in Mount Baldy, California, in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. As of 30 January 2023[update], he has not been located, and police were investigating his whereabouts. The investigation was hindered by severe storms that occurred shortly after Sands went missing. His car was located on 18 January. On 19 January, it was reported that his three adult children had joined the ground search for their father, with his son Henry retracing the route his father is believed to have taken, along with an experienced climber. According to reports, Sands's cell phone was last tracked from a ping on 15 January, with no further pings, suggesting it had run out of power.
Around the time of his disappearance, Sands was believed to be traversing the Baldy Bowl Trail, "which climbs 3,900 feet (1,200 m) over 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains". Reports state there was "evidence of avalanches" in the region. A representative of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department confirmed: "The air search is being resumed, but we have not been able to resume a ground search yet due to icy conditions and a threat of avalanches." The Sands family put out a statement on the 11th day after Sands went missing, praising "the heroic search teams" and their efforts "on the ground and in the air to bring Julian home."
One of Sands's brothers, Nick, has been quoted saying: "I have come to terms with the fact he's gone and for me that's how I've dealt with it".
Discover more about Personal life related topics
|1982||Privates on Parade||Sailor|
|1984||Oxford Blues||Colin Gilchrist Fisher|
|The Killing Fields||Jon Swain|
|1985||After Darkness||Laurence Hunningford|
|The Doctor and the Devils||Dr. Murray|
|A Room with a View||George Emerson|
|1986||Gothic||Percy Bysshe Shelley|
|Harem - the loss of innocence||Forest|
|1988||Vibes||Dr. Harrison Steele|
|Wherever You Are...||Julian Castor|
|Tennessee Nights||Wolfgang Leighton|
|1990||The Sun Also Shines at Night||Sergio Giuramondo|
|Arachnophobia||Dr. James Atherton|
|Husband and Lovers||Stefan|
|Naked Lunch||Yves Cloquet|
|1992||Tale of a Vampire||Alex|
|The Turn of the Screw||Mr. Cooper|
|1993||Warlock: The Armageddon||Warlock|
|Boxing Helena||Dr. Nick Cavanaugh|
|1994||The Browning Version||Tom Gilbert|
|Mario and the Magician||Professor Fuhrmann|
|1995||Leaving Las Vegas||Yuri Butso|
|1997||One Night Stand||Charlie's Nurse|
|1998||The Phantom of the Opera||Erik, The Phantom of the Opera|
|Long Time Since||Michael James|
|1999||The Loss of Sexual Innocence||Adult Nic|
|2000||Mercy||Dr. Dominick Broussard|
|The Million Dollar Hotel||Terence Scopey|
|2002||The Scoundrel's Wife||Dr. Lenz|
|2003||The Medallion||AJ "Snakehead" Staul|
|2004||Romasanta||Manuel Blanco Romasanta|
|Curse of the Ring||Hagen|
|2005||Her name is Carla||Bill|
|Easy Six||Packard Schmidt|
|The Haunted Airman||Dr. Hal Burns|
|2007||Ocean's Thirteen||Greco Montgomery|
|2008||Stargate: The Ark of Truth||Doci|
|Cat City||Nick Compton|
|Heidi 4 Paws||Peter the Goatherder||Voice|
|2009||Blood and Bone||Franklin McVeigh|
|2010||Golf in the Kingdom||Peter McNaughton|
|2011||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||Young Henrik Vanger|
|Suspension of Disbelief||DCI Hackett|
|2013||All Things to All Men||Cutter|
|The Last Impresario||Himself - Interviewee|
|2014||Cesar Chavez||Victore Representative|
|Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks||Winslow Cunard|
|2016||The Persian Connection||Evgeny|
|2017||Crooked House||Philip Leonides|
|2018||Walk Like a Panther||Tony 'Sweet Cheeks' Smith|
|2019||The Garden of Evening Mists||Older Frederik Gemmell|
|The Painted Bird||Garbos|
|2020||Yeh Ballet||Saul Aaron|
|Death Rider in the House of Vampires||Count Holiday|
|Bobbleheads: The Movie||Purrbles||Voice, direct-to-video|
|2021||Benediction||Chief Medical Officer|
|The Survivalist||Heath Grant||Direct-to-video|
|The Ghosts of Borley Rectory||Lionel Foyster|
|2022||The Ghosts of Monday||Bruce|
|1982||Play for Today||Groom||Episode: "Soft Targets"|
|1983||A Married Man||Guy Lough||3 episodes|
|1984||The Box of Delights||Greek Soldier||Episode: "Beware of Yesterday"|
|1984||The Sun Also Rises||Gerald||Episode #1.3|
|1985||Romance on the Orient Express||Sandy||Television film|
|1985||The Holy Experiment||Captain Arago||Television film|
|1986||Harem||Charles Forest||2 episodes|
|1987||Basements||Mr. Sands||Segment: "The Room"|
|1989||Murder on the Moon||Kirilenko||Television film|
|1992||Crazy in Love||Mark Constable||Television film|
|1994||Witch Hunt||Finn Macha||Television film|
|1995||End of Summer||Reverend Basil March||Television film|
|1995||The Great Elephant Escape||Clive Potter||Television film|
|1995||Biker Mice from Mars||Sir Lancelot||Voice, episode: "Biker Knights of the Round Table"|
|1996||Adventures from the Book of Virtues||Henry||Voice, episode: "Responsibility"|
|1996||The Tomorrow Man||Ken||Television film|
|1996||The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Creed||Voice, episode: "Race Against Danger"|
|1996||Chicago Hope||Bradford Whittle||Episode: "Mummy Dearest"|
|2000–2002||Jackie Chan Adventures||Valmont||Voice, 26 episodes|
|2001||Rose Red||Nick Hardaway||3 episodes|
|2002||Napoleon||Klemens von Metternich||3 episodes|
|2002||Ozzy and Drix||Penicillin G||Voice, episode: "Strep-Finger"|
|2004||Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King||Hagen||Television film|
|2004||The L Word||Nick||Episode: "Lies, Lies, Lies"|
|2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Barclay Pallister||Episode: "Design"|
|2005||Stargate SG-1||Doci||Episodes: "Origin, The Fourth Horseman Part 1"|
|2005||Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore||Sir Laurence Olivier||Television film|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Paul Reinhardt||Episode: "Dramma Giocoso"|
|2006||24||Vladimir Bierko||11 episodes|
|2007||Agatha Christie's Marple||Thomas Royde||Episode: "Towards Zero"|
|2007||Blood Ties||Javier Mendoza||2 episodes|
|2007||Ghost Whisperer||Ethan Clark||2 episodes|
|2008||Lipstick Jungle||Hector Matrick||5 episodes|
|2009||Bollywood Hero||Reg Hunt||3 episodes|
|2009||Beyond Sherwood Forest||Malcolm||Television film|
|2010||Castle||Teddy Farrow||Episode: "Inventing the Girl"|
|2011||Above Suspicion||Damian Nolan||2 episodes|
|2011||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Doctor||Episode: "I Left My Heart in Someone's Cooler"|
|2012||Person of Interest||Alistair Wesley||Episode: "Critical"|
|2013||Dexter||Miles Castner||Episodes: "Dress Code"|
|2014||Crossbones||William Jagger||8 episodes|
|2014||The Village||Lord Kilmartin||2 episodes|
|2014||Unknown Heart||Richard Mellor||Television film|
|2015||Gotham||Dr. Gerald Crane||2 episodes|
|2015||We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story||John Le Mesurier||Television film|
|2017||Man in an Orange Shirt||Caspar Nicholson||Episode #1.2|
|2017||Will||Barrett Emerson||4 episodes|
|2018||Medici: Masters of Florence||Piero di Cosimo de' Medici||2 episodes|
|2018||The Blacklist||Sutton Ross||Episode: "Sutton Ross"|
|2018||Elementary||Jasper Wells||Episode: "The Adventure of the Ersatz Sobekneferu"|
|2019||What/If||Liam Strom||4 episodes|
|2019||Into the Dark||Steven||Episode: "A Nasty Piece of Work"|
|2012||Call of Duty: Black Ops II||DeFalco|
Discover more about Filmography related topics
- Rose, Mike (4 January 2022). "Today's famous birthdays list for January 4, 2022, includes celebrities Michael Stipe, Dafne Keen". Cleveland.com. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
- Gregory, Andy (20 January 2023). "Julian Sands' phone data reveals last known movements of the missing actor as desperate search continues". The Independent. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
- "Classic TV The Box of Delights". BBC Cult. BBC. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
- BBC Four profile, BBC. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
- Bollywood Hero, Boston Herald. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
- Brown, Jonathan (10 June 2011). "Malkovich and Pinter: an unlikely alliance". The Independent. London. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
- "Julian Sands in a Celebration of Harold Pinter". The List. August 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
- "Julian Sands' Celebration of Harold Pinter Gets Extension in NYC; John Malkovich Directs - Playbill.com". Archived from the original on 6 January 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
- "2013 Nominees - Drama Desk Awards". Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
- "Julian Sands to appear in Dexter", TV Guide. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- Day, Julia (8 March 2006). "Sinking Sands". The Guardian. London, UK. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
- "'I didn't want to be a Hollywood actor': Julian Sands on controversy, fear and his best friend, John Malkovich". The Guardian. 1 November 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
- Julian Sands Children: Meet Imogen Morley Sands, Henry Sands, Natalya Morley Sands
- "Julian Sands: 'My worst job? Father Christmas at a department store'". The Guardian. 9 May 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
- Beckett, Lois (19 January 2023). "Missing hiker reported in California revealed as British actor Julian Sands". The Guardian. The Guardian. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
- "Julian Sands: British actor identified as hiker missing in southern California". BBC News. 19 January 2023. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
- "Actor Julian Sands identified as hiker missing in Mt. Baldy area since Friday". ABC7 Los Angeles. 18 January 2023. Retrieved 19 January 2023.
- Dalton, Janel (19 January 2023). "'Doing what he loved best': Last pictures actor Julian Sands sent to his grandson from snow-clad mountain peak". The Independent..
- "Officials Working To Pinpoint Last Known Location Of Julian Sands, Who Went Missing While Hiking On California's Treacherous Mt. Baldy – Update". Deadline Hollywood. 20 January 2023..
- "Julian Sands – live: British actor still missing after 10 days as dangerous weather hampers search". MSN. 23 January 2023.
- "Julian Sands: Family thanks California authorities for 'heroic' search". www.bbc.com. 23 January 2023..
- "Julian Sands: Brother of missing actor has said his goodbyes". www.bbc.com. 25 January 2023..
- 1958 births
- 20th-century English male actors
- 21st-century English male actors
- All Wikipedia articles in need of updating
- All articles with unsourced statements
- Alumni of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
- Articles with BNE identifiers
- Articles with BNF identifiers
- Articles with DTBIO identifiers
- Articles with GND identifiers
- Articles with ISNI identifiers
- Articles with J9U identifiers
- Articles with LCCN identifiers
- Articles with NKC identifiers
- Articles with NTA identifiers
- Articles with PLWABN identifiers
- Articles with SNAC-ID identifiers
- Articles with SUDOC identifiers
- Articles with VIAF identifiers
- Articles with WORLDCATID identifiers
- Articles with hCards
- Articles with short description
- Articles with unsourced statements from December 2020
- Commons category link from Wikidata
- English expatriates in the United States
- English male film actors
- English male television actors
- Living people
- Male actors from Leeds
- Male actors from Yorkshire
- People educated at Lord Wandsworth College
- People from Otley
- Short description matches Wikidata
- Use British English from May 2012
- Use dmy dates from November 2020
- Wikipedia articles in need of updating from May 2013
The content of this page is based on the Wikipedia article written by contributors..
The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence & the media files are available under their respective licenses; additional terms may apply.
Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization & is not affiliated to WikiZ.com.