Actor Julian Sands, known for roles in the movies A room with a view and wizardwas reported missing Friday after hiking in California’s San Gabriel Mountains earlier that day, Nate Campos, spokesman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, told me. The Hollywood Reporter.
Sands, a 65-year-old North Hollywood resident, was reported missing from the Baldy Bowl area of Mount Baldy around 7:30 p.m. Friday, authorities said. A search was launched, but ground crews were pulled off the mountain Saturday night due to avalanche risks and poor trail conditions due to snow and ice.
The search continued using helicopters and drones weather permitting, and ground crews will resume work when it is safe to do so. The sheriff’s department, which is working with Forest Service to find Sands, is urging individuals to stay out of the area due to treacherous hiking conditions.
In a press release issued Wednesday, the sheriff’s department noted that conditions have led to 14 rescue missions in the past four weeks and two hikers have died in that time.
THR has reached out to Sands’ team for further comment.
The British-born Sands began his career with supporting appearances in films, including the 1984 titles Oxford blues and The killing fields. He then landed the lead role opposite Helena Bonham Carter in director James Ivory’s A room with a view (1985), which garnered eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and three wins.
Other film credits include horror films wizard (1989) and its sequel, Arachnophobia (1990), Having lunch naked (1991), Helen boxing (1993), Leaving Las Vegas (1995) and that of David Fincher The girl with the dragon tattoo (2011).
His television work includes recurring roles on Stargate SG-1, 24, Ghost Whisperer, Right, Banshee and What if.
Sands married writer Evgenia Citkowitz in 1990 and the couple share two children. He has a third child from a previous relationship.