Julian Sands Dies at 65; Actor Played Shelley, a Warlock and a King - The New York Time

Julian Sands, a British actor who brought a smoldering intensity to roles in films as varied as “A Room With a View,” “Warlock” and “The Killing Fields,” died on Tuesday. He was 65.

His death was confirmed by his wife, Evgenia Citkowitz. The cause was not immediately known.

Sands was born in London in 1958 and began his acting career in the early 1980s. 

He quickly made a name for himself with his roles in “A Room With a View” (1985), in which he played the passionate and impulsive Cecil Vyse, and “Warlock” (1989), in which he played the titular character, a powerful warlock who is resurrected in modern-day Los Angeles.

In the 1990s, Sands appeared in a number of high-profile films, including “The Killing Fields” (1984), “Bitter Moon” (1992) and “The Crucible” (1996). He also starred in the television series “The Odyssey” (1997-2000) and “24” (2002).

Sands was a versatile actor who was equally adept at playing romantic leads, villains and complex characters. He was also a talented stage actor, and he appeared in a number of productions in London and New York.

In a statement, Citkowitz said that Sands was “a brilliant actor and a wonderful man.” She added that he was “deeply loved and will be greatly missed.”

Sands is survived by his wife, their three children and his mother. 

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