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Also Known As: Died:
Born: January 4, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Yorkshire, England, GB Profession: actor, stage manager, director

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Tall, blond and striking, with angular features and an unmistakable European air, British actor Julian Sands looked right at home in the tasteful historical dramas, gothic horror films, and international espionage roles he became known for. This veteran actor started out charming audiences in the 1985 film "A Room With A View," but darker roles in "Warlock" (1989), "Boxing Helena" (1993), and a string of films with director Mike Figgis always suggested a powerful talent with the potential to become a household name if the right role came along.

Tall, blond and striking, with angular features and an unmistakable European air, British actor Julian Sands looked right at home in the tasteful historical dramas, gothic horror films, and international espionage roles he became known for. This veteran actor started out charming audiences in the 1985 film "A Room With A View," but darker roles in "Warlock" (1989), "Boxing Helena" (1993), and a string of films with director Mike Figgis always suggested a powerful talent with the potential to become a household name if the right role came along.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Doll's House, A (2012)
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 Cat City (2009)
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 Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
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Founded small theater company that performed in schools and youth clubs
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First film appearance in Derek Jarman short, "Broken English"
1981:
TV debut in "A Married Man" on England's Channel Four (syndicated in 1984)
1982:
First appearance in feature film, "Privates on Parade"; had one-line part
1984:
Had a featured role in Roland Joffe's "The Killing Fields"
1984:
Appeared in the comedy "Oxford Blues"
1985:
Featured in the NBC TV-movie "Romance on the Orient Express"
1986:
Had a memorable featured role in the Merchant-Ivory production "A Room With a View"
1986:
Played Percy Bysshe Shelley in "Gothic", a Ken Russell film based loosely upon the memoirs of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
1987:
Starred in the Robert Altman-directed ABC TV-movie presentation "The Room", based on Harold Pinter's one-act play
1988:
Featured in the quirky psychic comedy "Vibes"
1989:
Starred as a 17th-century "Warlock" in Steve Miner's time travel adventure
1990:
Had a starring role in "Il Sole anche di notte", a Italian-French co-production helmed by the Taviani brothers
1990:
Featured in the thriller "Arachnophobia"
1991:
Had a supporting role in David Cronenberg's ambitious "Naked Lunch"
1991:
Played Franz Liszt in James Lapine's "Impromptu" and Gustav Jung in Carlo Lizzani's "Cattiva"
1992:
Acted in TNT's "Grand Isle", a TV-movie drama based on Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"
1993:
Starred in Jennifer Chambers Lynch's notorious directorial debut "Boxing Helena"
1993:
Reprised titular role in "Warlock: The Armageddon"
1994:
Played a leftist German author encountering the rise of facism in 1920s Italy in Klaus Maria Bransauer's "Mario and the Magician"
1994:
Co-starred in Mike Figgis' "The Browning Version", the first of several collaborations with the director
1995:
Had a supporting role in Figgis' "Leaving Las Vegas"
1995:
Acted in the ABC TV-movie "The Great Elephant Escape"
1996:
Had a guest starring role on an episode of "Chicago Hope" (CBS)
1997:
Appeared in the Mike Figgis drama "One Night Stand"
1999:
Starred as "The Phantom of the Opera" in Dario Argento's reworking of the classic tale
1999:
Reteamed with Figgis, starring in the episodic "The Loss of Sexual Innocence"
2000:
Appeared in the sex-themed suspense thriller "Mercy", aired on HBO
2000:
Acted in Figgis' experimental "Timecode", a presentation of four fully improvised movies filmed in a single take and exhibited on a quadruple split screen
2000:
Played King Louis XIV in Roland Joffe's "Vatel", the story of a chef and entertainer hired to fete the monarch
2003:
Co-starred in the romantic drama "The Scoundrel's Wife"
2006:
Joined the cast of the FOX drama "24" in season five as billionaire bad guy, Vladamir Bierko
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Education

Wadsworth College: -
Central School of Speech and Drama: London , England - 1979

Notes

"I'd rather do tiny parts in interesting films which give me the opportunity to do slightly different things than do leading roles which are just repeats. I quite like being a troubadour." --Sands quoted in a 1991 Movieline article.

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wife:
Sarah Sands. Journalist. Divorced c. 1986.
wife:
Evgenia Citkowitz. Screenwriter.

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son:
Henry Sands. Mother, Sarah Sands.

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