Julian Sands Who Played 'Miles Castner' In Season 8 Confirmed Dead After Going Missing During a Hike In January

Sands died six months ago but his body was found just a couple of days ago.


Sad news: British actor Julian Sands who portrayed Hannah McKay's husband for one episode in the final season of Dexter, has died at 65. The story is quite chilling here, as Sands was reported missing by his family back on January 13 after he had gone hiking in the Baldy Bowl Trail area of the San Gabriel Mountains that day.

The sheriff’s department and volunteers have been searching the area since then, with the effects of a severe winter making their efforts even harder.

Just a couple of days ago, hikers found human remains in the Mount Baldy wilderness outside Los Angeles, and today they were identified as those of Julian Sands, according to the authorities.

“The identification process for the body located on Mt. Baldy on June 24, 2023, has been completed and was positively identified as 65-year-old Julian Sands of North Hollywood. The manner of death is still under investigation, pending further test results. We would like to extend our gratitude to all the volunteers that worked tirelessly to locate Mr. Sands,” the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department wrote in a statement.

Sands had gone hiking in the snow-covered Baldy Bowl area, about 45 miles east of Los Angeles. He was an experienced mountaineer, but conditions in the mountains had been treacherous, with the potential of avalanches.

His brother, Nick Sands, told media after his disappearance, “He took risks. He has always been like this: wild, extreme, adventurous; never constrained by rules or boundaries. He’s happiest close to a mountain top on a cold morning.”

Sands appeared in numerous TV series, including playing Superman’s biological father Jor-El in “Smallville” and terrorist Vladimir Bierko in “24.”

He had small roles in films and TV series including “The Killing Fields,” “The Sun Also Rises” and “Oxford Blues” before gaining attention as the free-spirited romantic lead George Emerson in James Ivory’s arthouse hit “A Room With a View.”

Roger Ebert wrote that Sands’ Emerson was his favorite character in the film, “George is my favorite character because he is such a strange bird, so intense, so filled with conviction, so convinced of Lucy’s worth.”

Known for intense roles in thrillers and horror films, Sands played poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in Ken Russell’s period horror film “Gothic.” After moving to Hollywood in the late 1980s, he played the title role in cult horror pic “Warlock,” about the Son of Satan who travels to modern times to destroy the world. and its sequel. He reprised his role in the sequel, “Warlock: The Armageddon.”

Some adventurous roles in the 1980s and ’90s included Steven Spielberg’s “Arachnophobia,” Dario Argento’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Naked Lunch,” “Tale of a Vampire,” “Siesta” and “Boxing Helena.” For director Mike Figgis, he starred in “The Loss of Sexual Innocence” and “Timecode.”

More recently, he appeared in Stephen King’s “Rose Red” and as a villain in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and on TV series such as “Crossbones,” “Stargate SG-1,” “The L Word,” “The Castle” and “Dexter.”

He also did voices for video games including “Star Wars: The Old Republic” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.”

He is survived by his wife, Evgenia Civkowitz, and three children.

R.I.P. Julian Sands.

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