Nearly two weeks after he was reported missing, there’s still no word on the fate of 65-year-old British genre actor Julian Sands who went missing whilst hiking in the Baldy Bowl hiking area northeast of Los Angeles.
Sands, an enthusiastic mountaineer who has climbed multiple ranges around the globe, was first reported missing on Friday, January 13th with his identity revealed to the public the following week.
The search for the English actor has now reached its eleventh day with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department yesterday providing an update on the effort.
They indicate numerous ground and air search efforts have taken place but as of this time Mr. Sands has not been found nor any evidence of his current location. The search will reportedly continue, weather and ground conditions permitting.
Sands’ brother, Nick Sands, published an article yesterday at Telegraph & Argus expressing his doubts his brother could survive such an extended amount of time in the region:
“He has not yet been declared missing, presumed dead, but I know in my heart that he has gone. However sibling rivalry being what it is, it would be just like him to walk out of there and prove me wrong… He has an army of friends, fans and admirers who have been fantastic in their support and will miss Jules dearly.”
Authorities indicated they had successfully located another missing hiker on Tuesday afternoon who had suffered ‘weather-related injuries’. That person has since been transferred to a hospital for treatment.
Sands broke through in the 1980s with the Oscar-nominated “The Killing Fields,” the Merchant-Ivory drama “A Room With a View” and the supernatural horror tale “Warlock” which became a franchise.
He stayed in film throughout the 1990s with movies like “Arachnophobia,” “Boxing Helena,” “Naked Lunch,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Grand Isle” and “The Turn of the Screw” along with occasional more recent movies like David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.
In the 2000s, he transitioned mostly to TV with recurring roles in “24,” “Smallville,” “Banshee,” “Stargate: SG-1,” “Crossbones,” “Jackie Chan Adventures,” “Gotham,” “Will,” “Lipstick Jungle,” and the Stephen King mini-series “Rose Red” along with the video game “Star Wars: The Old Republic”.