British actor Julian Sands has been identified as the hiker who went missing in the California mountains last week.
The 65-year-old, known for his role in the 1985 Oscar-nominated film. A room with a view has been missing in the Mount Baldy area since Friday, January 13according to the authorities.
His wife, writer Evgenia Citkowitz, reported him missing late Friday and he was thought to be somewhere along the popular Baldy Bowl Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains. Mount Baldy is a 10,000-foot peak located northeast of Los Angeles, in the Angeles National Forest.
Sands is a keen hiker and mountain climber who once described his happiest moment as “near the top of a mountain on a glorious cold morning.”
Search and rescue teams were on the mountain looking for Sands, but had to call off the search due to severe weather and the threat of an avalanche. department spokeswoman Gloria Huerta told CNN.
Drones have been used to continue the search, but rescuers are limited with other resources due to the weather.
the independent he understands that Sands’ son Henry has joined the search, accompanied by an experienced climber. Sands shares two daughters, Imogen and Natalya, with his wife Citkowitz. He shares Henry with his ex-wife, journalist and editor Sarah Sands (maiden Harvey).
California has been hit by a series of violent winter storms that have brought flooding and heavy snowfall to the drought-stricken state.
The sheriff’s department says that in the past four weeks, it has launched 14 search-and-rescue missions in the Mount Baldy area alone, with two hikers dying on the mountain.
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“These rescue missions have been for lost, stranded and/or injured hikers. Unfortunately, during these past 4 weeks, two hikers did not survive after falling and injuring themselves,” the agency stated on Facebook.
“Recent storms that brought snow and ice conditions are not favorable for hikers, even those who feel they have a high level of experience.”
Sands, who lives in North Hollywood with Citkowitz, has appeared in more than 150 movies and television shows during her career.
Born in Yorkshire, England, he moved to California in the 1980s to pursue a career in Hollywood, following the success of the James Ivory-directed film. A room with a view the 1985 romance adapted from EM Forster’s 1908 novel.
Sands, who had drawn attention for her early performance in the 1984 film death camps, was cast as the lead George Emerson opposite Helena Bonham Carter’s Lucy Honeychurch. The film also starred Maggie Smith, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, and Simon Callow in supporting roles.
A blockbuster, A room with a view It received critical acclaim upon its release and was nominated for eight Oscars at the 59th Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Sands’ career afterwards A room with a view it’s been eclectic, spanning horror, indie, romance and action comedy. He played the lead role opposite Richard E Grant and Lori Singer in the supernatural horror film. Sorcerer, reprising the role for the sequel Warlock: Armageddon.
He played the composer Franz Liszt in Makeshift in 1991, with Hugh Grant playing Frederic Chopin and Judy Davis as George Sand.
Most recently, he appeared with James Bond star Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in the Oscar-nominated English version of The girl with the dragon tattoo in 2011.
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