Julian Sands: Who is the British Hollywood 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 missing in a California mountain range since last week.
The actor’s family and friends cling to hope that he will be found safe, amid warnings of dangerous conditions for the search for volunteers.
Sands, 65, has been missing in the Mount Baldy area since Friday, Jan. 13, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The actor was thought to be somewhere on the popular Baldy Bowl Trail, which climbs 3,900 feet in 4.5 miles to the highest peak of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Search and rescue teams searching for Sands had to suspend the search over the weekend due to an avalanche threat, with authorities continuing to use drones.
The Independent understands that Sands’ son Henry has joined the search. He retraces the route taken by his father, with the help of an experienced climber.
Images sent from Sands to her grandson Billy in September, which were given exclusively to The Independentshow the father of three climbers.
California has been hit by a series of severe winter storms that have brought flooding and heavy snowfall in recent weeks.
Sands, who lives in North Hollywood and has more than 150 TV credits to her name, recently starred in the horror flick Monday ghosts.
Among his upcoming releases is a thriller titled Double soulwith F Murray Abraham.
Sands’ name continues to trend on Twitter
Julian Sands’ name is still trending on Twitter this morning as fans hope he is found safe and sound.
Isobel LewisJanuary 20, 2023 9:23 a.m.
Sands shows mountaineering in photos shared by family
Images sent from Sands to her grandson Billy in September, which were given exclusively to The Independentshow the father-of-three using climbing gear, including ropes, wearing a helmet and a rucksack strapped securely to his back.
Ellie HarrisonJanuary 20, 2023 8:37 a.m.
More good wishes have arrived for Sands
Matthew Modine, who starred with Sands in the 1994 film The brown version, tweeted: “#JulianSands is a wonderful man, husband, father and friend to so many. A gentle and caring soul. Keep the candles burning for his safe return from the mountain he loves.
Ellie HarrisonJanuary 20, 2023 8:25 a.m.
Julian Sands: Prolific British movie star named as missing hiker in California mountains
He was reported missing by his wife, writer Evgenia Citkowitz, on Friday night and is believed to have been somewhere on the popular Baldy Bowl Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains. Mount Baldy is a 10,000 foot peak located northeast of Los Angeles in the Angeles National Forest.
Sands is an avid hiker and mountaineer who once described his happiest moment as “near a mountaintop on a glorious cold morning”.
Maroosha MuzaffarJanuary 20, 2023 08:00
Police update: Sands was reportedly still on the move on Sunday
Sands appeared to be on the move two full days after her first disappearance.
A spokesperson for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said, “On January 15, 2023, phone calls showed Sands heading to the Mount Baldy area.
“Additional phone pings from cell phone provider were attempted but failed, due to lack of cell service and most likely cell phone power outage.”
Ellie HarrisonJanuary 20, 2023 07:42
Watch: Julian Sands’ car discovered as search for missing actor continues
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 authorities continue the search.
Mr. Sands, who starred in The Killing Fields and A room with a view has been missing since Friday, January 13.
According to local reports, the 65-year-old was hiking along the popular Baldy Bowl Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Julian Sands’ car discovered as search for missing actor continues
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 authorities continued the search. Mr Sands, who starred in The Killing Fields and A Room With a View, has been missing since Friday January 13. According to local reports, the 65-year-old was hiking along the popular Baldy Bowl Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
Maroosha MuzaffarJanuary 20, 2023 07:30
‘Doing what he loved best’: The latest photos actor Julian Sands sent his grandson from the top of a snowy mountain
As the hunt for the British actor in the California mountains enters its sixth day, harrowing photographs he sent to his grandson show him relaxed and happy as he climbs high above the clouds.
Maroosha MuzaffarJanuary 20, 2023 07:00
“So dazzling and so delicious”
Reverend Richard Coles posted about Sands on Twitter as the search continues, writing: “I knew #JulianSands a bit in the 80s when his brother shared a mouse infested flat with my best friend.
Ellie HarrisonJanuary 20, 2023 6:56 a.m.
‘No deadline’ to cancel search for Julian Sands – authorities
Authorities say there is still “no deadline” to call off the search for Julian Sands, a week after the British actor was first reported missing in the mountains of southern California.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said the incident is still classified as a search and rescue operation, though snow, sleet and fog continue to hamper operations on foot.
Maroosha MuzaffarJanuary 20, 2023 6:30 a.m.
‘Please let it be alright’: Friends fear British actor Julian Sands is missing
Maroosha MuzaffarJanuary 20, 2023 06:00