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19th Jan 2023

Actor Julian Sands has reportedly gone missing on a hike

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Awful news.

A hiker that was reported missing on a trail in the San Gabriel mountains in southern California has been named as British actor Julian Sands.

The 65 year old was first reported missing in the Baldy Bowl area on Friday evening and searches for him continued throughout the weekend by authorities.

Julian is best known for his films A Room with a View, Leaving Las Vegas, and Warlock, as well as TV appearances on 24, Smallville, and Banshee.

The news follows the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department’s advice to hikers to “think twice and heed warnings” after extreme weather conditions hit the area.

The department said their search and rescue teams had responded to 14 calls on Mount Baldy and the area around it over the last month.

“On Friday, January 13, at about 7:30 pm, a hiker, identified as 65-year-old Julian Sands of North Hollywood was reported missing in the Baldy Bowl area,” a spokesperson for the department said, in a statement shared with the PA news agency.

“Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue crews responded and began a search. Because of avalanche risks and trail conditions, the ground crews were pulled off the mountain on Saturday evening.

“However, we continue to search by helicopter and drones when the weather permits.”

The spokesperson also noted that additional ground searches would be scheduled once the weather improves and conditions become safer for rescue crews.

Julian has been living in Los Angeles since 2020 and most recently played the chief medical officer in the 2021 Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi-led drama Benediction.

He was married to future Evening Standard and Today editor Sarah Sands from 1984 to 1987 and they share one son, while he shares two daughters with journalist Evgenia Citkowitz who he has been married to since 1990.

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