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

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 lifeless on a Southern California mountain 5 months after he disappeared whereas mountaineering, authorities mentioned Tuesday.

An investigation confirmed that it was Sands whose stays hikers discovered Sunday in wilderness close to Mount Baldy, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division mentioned. The 65-year-old actor was a longtime avid 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 circumstances that lasted via spring, no signal of him was discovered till the hikers stumbled on him.

It has not but been decided how he died, authorities mentioned.

Sands, who was born, raised and commenced performing in England, labored continuously 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 College of Speech and Drama in London, Sands launched into a profession in stage and movie, taking part in small elements 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, profitable three.

Within the wake of its success, Sands moved to the US 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 in the thriller “Boxing Helena,” a movie that drew major media attention during production when Madonna and Kim Basinger each accepted the title role before backing out. The part would go to “Twin Peaks” actor Sherilyn Fenn. The film flopped.

Author Anne Rice championed Sands to play the titular Lestat in the much-hyped 1994 Hollywood adaptation of her novel “Interview With the Vampire,” but the role would go to Tom Cruise.

In 1995’s “Leaving Las Vegas,” Sands played an abusive Latvian pimp alongside Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue. The film was nominated for four Oscars, with Cage winning best actor.

Sands touted his love of the outdoors in a 2020 interview with the Guardian, saying he was happiest when “close to a mountain summit on a glorious cold morning” and that his largest dream was scaling “a distant peak within the excessive Himalayas, comparable to Makalu.”

The actor mentioned 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 celebration did not.

After “Leaving Las Vegas,” the standard of the movies Sands was forged in, and the dimensions of his roles, started declining. He labored steadily, showing in director Wim Wenders’ “The Million Dollar Hotel” 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 last movie was 2022’s “The Ghosts of Monday.”

Sands was born in Yorkshire, the center youngster 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 youngster was son Henry Sands, whom he had together with his first spouse, journalist Sarah Harvey.

Just a few days earlier than he was discovered, Sands’ household issued a press release saying, “We proceed to carry Julian in our hearts with shiny recollections of him as an exquisite father, husband, explorer, lover of the pure world and the humanities, and as an authentic and collaborative performer.”

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