Friends are worried about missing British actor Julian Sands
Friends of Julian Sands said they hope he is “okay” after confirming “terrible news” that the British actor went missing after a hike in Southern California.
The 65-year-old was reported missing in the Baldy Bowl area of the San Gabriel Mountains on Friday night, with searches by local authorities continuing over the weekend.
After the news broke, All Creatures Great and Small actor Samuel West wrote on Twitter: “Please please take care of Julian Sands. A friend and an inspiration. Terrible news.”
Film producer Cassian Elwes also wrote on Twitter: “I have known since Friday that my friend Julian Sands is missing from mt baldy. I am devastated.
“A very close family friend who was an adventurer in everything he did. I said many prayers.”
In response to this post, actors Rufus Sewell, Barbara Crampton, Frances Fisher, and Elizabeth Perkins also expressed hope that Sands is doing well.
Sewell, best known for The Man In The High Castle, wrote, “God, I really hope he’s okay.”
Sands is best known for his breakout role in the period drama A Room With A View, in which he starred alongside Helena Bonham Carter, Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith.
He also starred in Leaving Las Vegas and Warlock, as well as TV appearances in 24, Smallville, and Banshee.
A spokesman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement shared with the PA news agency: “Around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13, a hiker identified as 65-year-old Julian Sands of North Hollywood was identified was reported missing in the Baldy Bowl area.
“The Sheriff’s Department search and rescue crews responded and began searching. Because of the risk of avalanches and the road conditions, the ground crews were withdrawn from the mountain on Saturday evening.
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“But we will continue to search with helicopters and drones if the weather permits.”
The spokesman added that additional ground searches would be planned as the weather improves and conditions are safer for rescue workers.
Earlier, the department urged hikers to “think twice and heed warnings” after the region’s treacherous weather.
The force said its search and rescue teams have responded to 14 calls on Mount Baldy and the surrounding area over the past four weeks.
Sands, who most recently played the chief medical officer in the 2021 drama Benediction directed by Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi, was born in Yorkshire.
Since 2020 he lives in Los Angeles.
From 1984 to 1987 he was married to future editor-in-chief of the Evening Standard and Today, Sarah Sands, with whom he has one son, while he has two daughters with journalist Evgenia Citkowitz, whom he married in 1990.
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