JULIAN SANDS Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Julian Sands                                                                   
Born: 4 January 1958 Otley, Yorkshire, England                                       
Julian Sands (born January 4, 1958) is a British actor, most well known for his       
roles in the cult film Warlock and the television series 24.                         
Sands was born in Otley, Yorkshire, England. One of five siblings, he studied at     
Lord Wandsworth College in Hampshire, and then went on to the Forum Theatre           
Company and the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, where he met his       
first wife.                                                                           
Sands began his film career appearing in supporting roles, including parts in         
the 1984 films Oxford Blues and The Killing Fields. He was cast as the romantic       
lead in the 1985 film A Room with a View, the success of which prompted Sands to     
move to Hollywood in 1987 and pursue an American film career. He has since           
appeared in a variety of both low-tier and higher-budget films, including: the       
title role in the 1989 cult film Warlock, and parts in films such as                 
Arachnophobia, Boxing Helena and Leaving Las Vegas. He has done voice-overs as       
Valmont in the Jackie Chan Adventures cartoon for Season 1 before being replaced     
by British actors Andrew Ableson and Greg Ellis for the other seasons. He also       
appears in the ninth season of Stargate SG-1, playing an agent for the evil Ori,     
and in the 2006 season of the television series 24, as terrorist Vladimir Bierko.     
Sands has been married twice: to journalist Sarah Harvey (whom he divorced in         
1987), and in 1990 to writer Evgenia Citkowitz, with whom he lives in Los             
Angeles. He has a son from his first marriage, Henry (born in 1985) who is           
currently studying history at Edinburgh University, and two young daughters from     
his second marriage.