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Julian Sands

Julian Sands

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1958-01-04 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Otley, Yorkshire, England, UK

86 Movies · 21 TV shows

Biography

Julian Richard Morley Sands (born 4 January 1958) is an English actor known for his roles in films such as The Killing Fields, A Room with a View, Warlock, Arachnophobia, Boxing Helena and Vatel. On television, he is known for playing Vladimir Bierko in 24, Jor-El in Smallville, and as Yulish Rabitov in Banshee.

Career

Julian Sands began his film career appearing in supporting roles in films, including Oxford Blues (1984) and The Killing Fields (1984). He also had a cameo as a Greek soldier in the BBC adaptation of The Box of Delights in 1984. He was cast as the romantic lead in the 1985 film A Room with a View. In 1985, following the success of A Room with a View and Ken Russell's Gothic (1986) Sands decided to move to Hollywood and pursue a career in American films. He appeared in several of them—both lower-tier and higher-budget. He played the title role in the horror film Warlock (1989) and its sequel, Warlock: The Armageddon (1993), the role of Franz Liszt in Impromptu (1991), the role of Yves Cloquet in Naked Lunch (1991), and prominent roles in Arachnophobia (1990), Boxing Helena (1993) and Leaving Las Vegas (1995). He played "Erik, aka the Phantom" in the 1998 horror-film version of The Phantom of the Opera. He starred opposite Jackie Chan in the action-comedy film The Medallion (2003). And he played Lord Olivier in BBC Four's In Praise of Hardcore (2005), a drama about the critic and impresario Kenneth Tynan.In television work, he was the voice of Valmont in the Jackie Chan Adventures cartoon (Seasons 1 and 2) (succeeded by the British actors Andrew Ableson and Greg Ellis in the remaining seasons). He played the Doci of the Ori in two episodes of Stargate SG-1—in its ninth and tenth seasons (a role he reprised in the film, Stargate: the Ark of Truth). He played a college professor in a Season One episode of The L Word. In 2001, he starred in Stephen King's Rose Red. Sands portrayed Austrian ambassador Klemens von Metternich in the 2002 miniseries Napoléon. In the 2006 season of 24, he played terrorist Vladimir Bierko.Sands played Jor-El, Superman's biological father on Smallville, and reprised the role in the series' final (tenth) season. In 2009, he played Reg Hunt in Bollywood Hero. In 2012, he played Alistair Wesley in the seventh episode of the second season of Person of Interest.In August 2011, he appeared onstage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in A Celebration of Harold Pinter, directed by John Malkovich at the Pleasance Courtyard. His performance in A Celebration of Harold Pinter was well-received; one theatre, the Irish Repertory Theatre, added an extra three weeks to the show's run.Sands was nominated for "Outstanding Solo Performance" for the 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards (2013).In 2011, Sands appeared in the mystery thriller film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, an English-language remake of the original version, as the younger version of Henrik Vanger. In 2012, Sands voiced the character of DeFalco in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. On 26 April 2013, it was announced that Sands would appear as Miles Castner, a wealthy international businessman during the eighth season of Dexter.

Personal Life

Sands was born the third of five boys in Otley, Yorkshire, to mother Brenda, who raised the boys alone after her divorce. Julian was educated at Lord Wandsworth College, Long Sutton, Hampshire. His youngest brother, Quentin was selected by She magazine as "Britain's Sexiest Man" of 1998.Sands' first marriage was to Sarah Harvey, a British journalist. They have one child, Henry Morley Sands (born 20 September 1985); the couple divorced in 1987. In 1990, he wed Evgenia Citkowitz (born 1964), a journalist and the daughter of the Anglo-Irish novelist and socialite Lady Caroline Blackwood and American composer-pianist Israel Citkowitz. Sands and Citkowitz have two daughters Natalya (14 August 1996) and Imogen (31 December 1999).

Movies & TV shows

2020.

2 Movies

2019.

4 Movies

2018.

2 Movies

2017.

2 Movies

2016.

2 Movies

2015.

2 Movies

2014.

3 Movies · 1 TV show

2013.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows

2012.

3 Movies · 1 TV show

2011.

3 Movies

2009.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows

2008.

3 Movies

2007.

1 Movie

2006.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

2004.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows

2003.

2 Movies

2002.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows

2001.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows

2000.

4 Movies · 1 TV show

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

1998.

2 Movies

1997.

3 Movies · 1 TV show

1996.

1 Movie

1995.

2 Movies

1994.

3 Movies · 1 TV show

1993.

2 Movies

1992.

3 Movies

1991.

6 Movies

1990.

2 Movies

1989.

4 Movies

1988.

1 Movie

1987.

2 Movies

1986.

2 Movies

1985.

4 Movies

1984.

2 Movies · 1 TV show

1983.

2 Movies

1982.

1 Movie

1970.

1 TV show
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