Actor Julian Sands missing in Southern California mountains

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Actor Julian Sands, the star of several Academy Award-nominated movies, including A Room with a View, has been missing for five days in the Southern California mountains where he was hiking. officials said Wednesday.

Sands, 65, went missing Friday on the Mount Baldi trail, said San Bernardino County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Gloria Huerta.

Search and rescue teams searched for Sands in an area of ​​the San Gabriel Mountains about 40 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, but trail conditions and avalanche danger forced the ground search to be suspended Saturday. and could not be restarted after that. said Huerta.

Officials say they are searching Sands with helicopters and drones weather permitting, and will resume ground searches when it is safe to do so.

The latest in a series of storms that have created dangerous mountain conditions hit Southern California on Friday and lasted into the weekend. Two other hikers died in the area recently.

A representative for Sands, the British-born actor who now lives in North Hollywood, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment or more information.

Sands starred opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the 1985 James Ivory-directed British romance film A Room with a View.

He also had major roles in 1989’s ‘Warlock’, 1990’s ‘Arachnophobia’, 1991’s ‘Naked Lunch’, 1993’s ‘Boxing Helena’ and 1995’s ‘Leaving Las Vegas’. .

Sands has worked consistently over the decades since in small roles in film and television.

Associated Press