Julian Sands, Who Played Shelley, a Warlock and a King, Dies at 65

Sands’ other roles include the photographer in The Killing Fields (1985), the entomologist in Arachnophobia (1990), Louis XIV in Vatel (2000) and two film roles. including Superman’s father Jor-El in the episode. The Czech film The Painted, which starred in the TV series Smallville (2009 and 2010) and was adapted from Jerzy Kosinski’s 1965 novel about a boy who was homeless and abused during World War II. Bird” (2019) played a sadistic farmer.

“I was drawn to ‘The Painted Bird’ for its unflinching, grim, but ultimately salutary consideration of human endurance.” Sands told the website Movie Maker. “The desolate hinterland of war-torn Eastern Europe is as disturbing and grotesque as it is beautiful and moving.”

Mr. Sands occasionally appeared on stage, Nominated for Drama Desk In 2013, Mr. Sands’ one-man play “Celebration of Harold Pinter” was held, and in 2012 (and again in 2016) he performed a show directed by John Malkovich at the Irish Repertory Theater in Manhattan. Houston. Sarasota, Florida. East Lansing, Michigan. And then to other cities over the years.

The focus was on poetry rather than Pinter’s plays. Sands, who has known Pinter since 1987, stood in for the ailing playwright at his poetry reading in England in 2005. They remained close to Pinter until his death three years later.

“I used to call this the ‘Homeric Night of the Theater’ in the past.” Sands told the Washington Post. 2015, “Because on a shamanic level, in a pool of fire light, I am with an audience gathered around a fire.”

Sands’ survivors include his wife, Evgenta Sitkowicz. his daughters Natalia and Imogen, and son Henry. His marriage to Sarah Harvey ended in divorce.

Mr. Sands loved hiking in the Los Angeles area, especially Mount Baldy.

“I think I’ve climbed Mount Baldy about 200 times, so I think I really like this place,” he said in Jeryl Brunner’s My City, My Los Angeles: Famous People Share Their Favorite Places (2013). It is quoted as . “And I like winter. The winter conditions make it even more interesting.”

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