Jon Cryer, Matthew Modine and other celebs share hope for late actor Julian Sands’ safe return

Jon Cryer, Matthew Modine and other celebs share hope for late actor Julian Sands’ safe return

Jon Cryer, Matthew Modine and other celebrity friends of Julian Sands have shared their best wishes for the British actor, who has been missing for a week after hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles.

Actors and filmmakers posted messages on social media expressing their hopes and prayers for the safe return of the 65-year-old “A Room With A View” star, who was reported missing last Friday around 7:30 p.m. in the Mount Baldy area.

“I have known since Friday that my friend Julian Sands has been missing on Mt. Baldy,” British actor and producer Cassian Elwes tweeted on Wednesday.

Jon Cryer, Matthew Modine and other celebrity friends of Julian Sands have shared their best wishes for the British actor, who has been missing for a week after hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles.

Jon Cryer, Matthew Modine and other celebrity friends of Julian Sands have shared their best wishes for the British actor, who has been missing for a week after hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles.
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He continued: “I am devastated. A very close family friend who was an adventurer in everything he did. I have said many prayers. Life is fleeting and precious.”

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Cryer quoted Elwes’ tweet, adding: “I hope against hope this turns into another one of his adventures. I’m so sorry his family and friends are going through this.”

“#JulianSands is a wonderful man, husband, father and friend to so many,” Modine tweeted. “A gentle and kind soul. Keep the candles lit for his safe return from the mountain he loves.”

The “Full Metal Jacket” star also shared a statement about his missing friend with Fox News Digital.

“Julian and I met on a film project in the south of England and quickly became friends,” he wrote. “It was very easy for me to befriend him because Julian is so charming and brilliant.

Modine continued, “I was happy to know we shared mutual friends, and over the years I’ve always been happy to see him and hear about his brave expeditions. He’s a great athlete and knows his journeys into the wild very well. Julian has the soul of a poet and shares that unique curiosity of those great adventurers of the past”.

“I pray for his safe return.”

Frank Marshall, who directed Sands in the 1990 horror comedy “Arachnophobia,” shared: “Hope and thoughts for the family of my dear friend and wonderful actor, Julian Sands, who is missing on Mt. Baldy. Let’s all pray for a miracle.”

Actresses Frances Fisher, Barbara Crampton and Elizabeth Perkins expressed their concern and hopes and prayers for Sands’ safe return in responses to Elwes’ tweet.

“#PrayForJulian,” Fisher wrote as Perkins posted two praying hand emojis.

“Oh no, I hope he’s okay,” Crampton responded with a praying hands emoji.

“It’s horrible, Cassian,” wrote Jim Piddock. “A unique and wonderfully talented man and a charming and generous friend. Waiting for a miracle.”

Rufus Sewell replied, “God, I really hope he’s okay.”

Samuel West tweeted an article about Sands’ disappearance, writing: “Please may Julian Sands be well. A friend and an inspiration. Bad news.”

Elwes tweeted about Sands again on Thursday, writing: “The outpouring for Julian has been amazing. Keep praying and thinking positive thoughts for his safe return.”

Authorities told Fox News Digital on Thursday that they had resumed the search for Sands and another hiker who was reported missing in the San Gabriel Mountains on Friday.

“Yes, an aircrew was up this morning”, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said Public Information Officer Mara Rodríguez.

“No new information or sign of Mr. Sands was found.”

Ground crews searched for Sands Saturday near the Baldy Bowl but were forced to cancel the search due to avalanche risk and worsening weather conditions.

“However, we are continuing helicopter and drone efforts as weather permits,” officials confirmed to Fox News Digital.

“We will schedule another ground search when the weather improves and when it is safe for conditions for our ground crews.”

Julian Sands remains missing in Mt. Baldy after family reported the actor missing on Friday.

Julian Sands remains missing in Mt. Baldy after family reported the actor missing on Friday.
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They added: “We recommend that other hikers do not enter that area, as even experienced hikers are having a difficult time.”

Forest services and the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department are working together on search efforts.

Sands was born in West Yorkshire, England, but currently resides in North Hollywood, California, according to authorities.

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Sands has appeared in dozens of movies, including “The Killing Fields,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Warlock,” “Ocean 13”, “The girl with the dragon tattoo”, “Boxing Helena” and “Medallion”. Her television credits include roles on “Smallville,” “Dexter,” “Gotham,” “Banshee,” and “What/If.”

Due to a series of recent winter storms, authorities have warned that conditions in the Mount Baldy area are extremely dangerous.

The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department said it had conducted 14 search and rescue operations in the past month and two hikers were fatally injured in falls, according to KTLA.

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