Julian Sands: Who is the Hollywood British actor missing in California?
Julian Sands, the British star of films such as A Room With a View and Arachnophobia, has been identified as the hiker who has been missing in a California mountain range since last week.
Sands, 65, has been missing in the Mount Baldy area since Friday 13 January, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The actor was thought to have been somewhere on the popular Baldy Bowl Trail, which climbs 3,900 feet over 4.5 miles to the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Search and rescue crews looking for Sands had to suspend the search over the weekend because of avalanche threat, a department spokesperson told CNN, with authorities continuing to use drones.
The Independent understands that Sands’ son Henry has joined the search. He is retracing the route his father took, with the assistance of an experienced climber.
California has been hit by a series of violent winter storms that have brought flooding and major snowfall in the past few weeks.
Sands, who lives in north Hollywood and has appeared in more than 150 movies and television shows during his career, most recently starred in the horror film The Ghosts of Monday.
Among his forthcoming releases is a thriller called Double Soul, co-starring F Murray Abraham.
The Independent understands that Sands’ son Henry has joined the search in California.
He is retracing the route his father took, with the assistance of an experienced climber.
Henry is Sands’ child from his previous marriage to journalist Sarah Sands (née Harvey).
Sands also shares two adult daughters, Imogen and Natalya, with his current wife, the author Evgenia Citkowitz.
Louis Chilton19 January 2023 09:54
Police have revealed that two hikers have died within the last four weeks attempting to climb the trail on Mount Baldy and the surrounding area.
“The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is asking everyone to follow these simple tips to keep yourself and others safe,” they wrote.
• Heed all posted warning signs
• Look at weather conditions (both current and forecasted) for the area
• Make sure you have the proper gear, training and are properly prepared for alpine conditions (Crampons, ice axe, proper clothing)
• Bring a tracking or GPS device such as a SPOT Device or INREACH Device
• Make sure your cell phone has a full charge and bring a charged extra power pack for it
• Let someone know where and when you are going, and what time you will be back
• Most importantly- If you don’t know, please don’t go!
Read the full Facebook post here.
Louis Chilton19 January 2023 17:10
To reshare, in case you missed it…
A vehicle believed to be Julian Sands’ car has been located by authorities near the trail.
A car believed to belong to Julian Sands has been found by crews during a search operation for the missing British actor. This footage shows the scene In Mount Baldy, California, as the vehicle was towed away as officials continue the search. Mr Sands, who has starred in The Killing Fields and A Room With a View has been missing since Friday, 13 January. The 65-year-old is thought to have been hiking along the popular Baldy Bowl Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains, according to local reports. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
Louis Chilton19 January 2023 16:30
More of a detailed look at his career and life here…
Louis Chilton19 January 2023 15:50
It’s a testament to the range of Sands’ talent that everybody seems to be sharing different favourite performances from him.
Whether it’s playing villains, or sidekicks, or romantic leads, there seems to be no end to the ways Sands has connected with audiences.
Take Ken Russell’s Gothic, for example…
Louis Chilton19 January 2023 15:11
Friends of Julian Sands –including Rufus Sewell, Barbara Crampton, Frances Fisher and Elizabeth Perkins have shared messages of concern for the actor on social media.
Louis Chilton19 January 2023 14:40
A bit more information on the storms that have hit California in recent days.
The extreme weather conditions have already complicated search and rescue efforts.
Louis Chilton19 January 2023 14:10
Authorities are carrying out an extensive search-and-rescue mission for the 65-year-old actor, though extreme weather conditions had caused delays and interruptions. His adult son, Henry, is assisting in the search with an experienced climber.
Roisin O’Connor19 January 2023 13:42
The Archers and Casualty star Lisa Bowerman also among those sharing concern for Sands.
“Crikey. Julian. Hope this ends on a positive note. Deeply worrying,” she wrote.
Louis Chilton19 January 2023 13:40
Sands has long spoken openly about his love of hiking.
In a 2020 interview with The Guardian, the actor revealed that he was at his “happiest” when he is “close to a mountain summit on a glorious cold morning”.
Louis Chilton19 January 2023 13:09