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Julian Sands, a British actor, vanished while mountain mountaineering in California.

Several Oscar-nominated films’ 65-year-old star vanished last Friday night in southern California.

When he failed to return from a hike on Mount Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains, where it has been bitterly cold and stormy lately, his wife filed a missing person report.

Teams have been looking for him since the weekend, but on Saturday night, ground personnel were forced to leave the mountain due to avalanche concerns and poor path conditions.

According to a statement from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s office, “We continue to search by helicopter and drone when the weather permits.”

The representative further stated that additional ground searches will be planned as soon as the weather cleared up and it was safe for rescue personnel to operate.

Yorkshire-born Mr. Sands is well-known for his parts in the films Arachnophobia, Leaving Las Vegas, and Warlock, as well as for his TV appearances on shows like 24 and Smallville and Banshee.

He moved to Los Angeles in 2020 and most recently portrayed the chief medical officer in the Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi-led thriller Benediction in 2021.

He collaborated on a piece with John Malkovich for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011, and he also played alongside Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in the English-language adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which received an Oscar nomination.

In the James Ivory movie A Room with a View from 1985, he played Helena Bonham Carter’s co-star.

He has made over 150 film and television appearances during his four-decade career.

He was married to journalist Sarah Sands, who had previously edited the Evening Standard and the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, from 1984 until 1987. Together, they have one son.

In addition, Mr. Sands and writer Evgenia Citkowitz have two daughters together. In 1990, they got hitched.

In 2018, he admitted to the Guardian that as he got older, he became focused on mountain climbing and became more daring.

“The truth is that there is a tremendous letting go of the things that are invasive in your career—aspiration, narcissism, jealously, vanity, and insecurity—once you have been around for long enough and have some experience, confidence, and independence. Trying to maintain your youth as an actor might take a lot of time. It does not permit emotional development. It diminishes children, “added him.

The 10,000-foot Mount Baldy is a summit in the Angeles National Forest, northeast of Los Angeles.

According to the sheriff’s office, 14 emergency calls were responded to by its search and rescue teams in recent weeks, and two persons died in the region.

In addition, they advised hikers to “think twice and heed warnings” in the wake of a series of powerful winter storms that caused flooding and significant snowfall in California.

Authorities are reportedly looking for a different missing hiker who vanished in the same region as Mr. Sands’ last known location.


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