Julian Sands

Julian Sands

  • Highest Rated: 100% A Room With a View (1985)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
  • Birthday: Jan 4, 1958
  • Birthplace: Otley, Yorkshire, England, UK
  • Tall, blonde, and statuesque British actor Julian Sands is equally fit appearing in elegant historical dramas as he is in cult movies and horror films. A native of Yorkshire, he has a fine bone structure, striking blonde hair, and an eloquent speaking voice. Sands studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and joined the Forum Theatre Company. He made his film debut in Derek Jarman's Broken English but stayed working in the theater until his breakthrough film performance as photographer Jon Swain in Roland Joffé's The Killing Fields. He paid his dues with some routine U.K. films (Oxford Blues, After Darkness) until he landed the role of free-spirited George Emerson in the Merchant-Ivory production A Room With a View. He entered the realm of sexualized horror films as poet Percy Shelley in Ken Russell's Gothic. This role seemed to lead straightaway to his title role in Warlock, followed by Warlock: The Armageddon. Briefly returning to historical costume dramas to portray composer Franz Liszt in James Lapine's lavish Impromptu, Sands was back to creepy, sexual thrillers like Mary Lambert's Siesta and David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch. He also found time to play a few doctors in the Cyndi Lauper movie Vibes and in Steven Spielberg's Arachnophobia. After playing the sexually submissive surgeon in the critically dismissed drama Boxing Helena, he made a quick recovery in Paul Schrader's made-for-TV detective film Witch Hunt. Back in the U.K., he formed a close working relationship with director Mike Figgis and found roles in The Browning Version, Leaving Las Vegas, One Night Stand, The Loss of Sexual Innocence, Timecode, and Hotel. Meanwhile, he made a few films in Italy, most notably as the Phantom in Dario Argento's The Phantom of the Opera. In 2002, he was cast in the epic miniseries Rose Red and Napoleon. Not one to shy away from middle-brow genres, Sands can be also seen as the bad guy in the Jackie Chan movie The Medallion and as the voice of Valmont on the Jackie Chan Adventures animated series.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

88% The Painted Bird Garbos 2019
No Score Yet The Garden of Evening Mists Frederick 2019
57% Crooked House Philip Leonides 2017
63% The Persian Connection Evgeny 2017
No Score Yet Borley Rectory Narrator 2017
No Score Yet We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story John Le Mesurier 2015
58% Extraordinary Tales Narrator: The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar 2015
50% Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks Winslow Cunard $74.1K 2014
No Score Yet Me Sam Citkowitz 2014
No Score Yet La piste (The Trail) Actor 2014
24% All Things To All Men Cutter 2013
86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Young Henrik $102.6M 2011
No Score Yet Golf In The Kingdom Peter McNaughton 2011
No Score Yet Hirokin Griffin 2011
No Score Yet Beyond Sherwood Forest Malcolm 2010
No Score Yet The Good Life Actor 2010
No Score Yet Blood and Bone Franklin McVeigh 2009
No Score Yet Bollywood Hero Reg Hunt 2009
No Score Yet Beyond Sherwood Actor 2009
No Score Yet Stargate: The Ark of Truth Doci 2008
No Score Yet Heidi 4 Paws Peter the Goatherder 2008
No Score Yet Cat City Nick Compton 2008
70% Ocean's Thirteen Greco Montgomery $78.9M 2007
No Score Yet Bongee Bear and the Kingdom of Rhythm Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Haunted Airman Dr. Hal Burns 2006
No Score Yet Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King Hagen 2006
No Score Yet Romasanta (Werewolf Hunter - Legend of Romasanta) Manuel Blanco Romasanta 2005
No Score Yet Her Name is Carla Actor 2005
No Score Yet Easy Sex Actor 2005
No Score Yet Easy Six Packard Schmidt 2003
17% The Medallion Snakehead $22M 2003
41% Hotel Tour Guide 2003
No Score Yet Hotel Actor 2003
20% Long Time Since Michael James 2002
No Score Yet The Scoundrel's Wife (The Home Front) Dr. Lenz 2002
50% Gothic Shelley 2002
No Score Yet Napoleon Klemens Metternich 2002
31% Vatel Louis XIV 2000
68% Timecode Quentin 2000
25% The Million Dollar Hotel Terence Scopey 2000
No Score Yet Love Me Actor 2000
17% Mercy Dr. Broussard 2000
47% The Loss of Sexual Innocence Nic - as Adult 1999
13% Il Fantasma dell'Opera (The Phantom of the Opera) The Phantom 1998
32% One Night Stand Chris, Charlie's Nurse 1997
No Score Yet End of Summer Basil March 1997
90% Leaving Las Vegas Yuri 1995
No Score Yet The Great Elephant Escape Clive Potter 1995
No Score Yet Witch Hunt Finn Macha 1994
78% The Browning Version Tom Gilbert 1994
No Score Yet Mario And The Magician (Mario Und Der Zauberer) Actor 1994
17% Boxing Helena Dr. Nick Cavanaugh 1993
No Score Yet Warlock: The Armageddon Warlock 1993
No Score Yet Crazy In Love Mark Constable 1992
No Score Yet Tale Of A Vampire Alex 1992
No Score Yet Grand Isle Alcee Arobin 1992
No Score Yet Husbands And Lovers (la Villa Del Venerdì) Stefan 1991
69% Naked Lunch Yves Cloquet 1991
No Score Yet Murder by Moonlight Kirilenko 1991
76% Impromptu Franz Liszt 1991
53% Warlock The Warlock 1991
No Score Yet The Turn of the Screw Mr. Cooper 1990
No Score Yet Il Sole Anche di Notte (Night Sun) (The Sun Also Shines at Night) Sergio Giuramondo 1990
92% Arachnophobia Doctor James Atherton 1990
No Score Yet Wicked Gustav 1990
No Score Yet Black Water Leighton 1989
5% Vibes Dr. Harrison Steele 1988
17% Siesta Kit 1987
No Score Yet Harem Forest 1986
100% A Room With a View George 1985
No Score Yet Romance on the Orient Express Sandy 1985
0% The Doctor and the Devils Dr. Murray 1985
No Score Yet After Darkness Laurence Huninger 1985
93% The Killing Fields Jon Swain 1984
No Score Yet Oxford Blues Colin Gilchrist Fisher 1984
No Score Yet A Married Man Guy Lough 1984
No Score Yet Privates on Parade Sailor 1982
No Score Yet Psychotic Connections Actor 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

78% Into The Dark
2018
  • 2020
  • 2019
50% Medici
2016
Piero de' Medici
  • 2019
96% Elementary
2012
Jasper Wells
  • 2018
92% Man in an Orange Shirt
2017
Caspar Nicholson
  • 2017
59% Crossbones
2014
William Jagger
  • 2014
88% Wallander
2008-2016
Griffin
  • 2012
92% Person Of Interest
2011
Alistair Wesley
  • 2012
  • 2011
86% 24
2001-2014
Vladimir Bierko
  • 2010
  • 2006
80% Castle
2009-2016
Teddy Farrow
  • 2009
92% Smallville
2001-2011
Jor-El
  • 2009
19% Lipstick Jungle
2008-2009
Hector Matrick
  • 2008
No Score Yet Blood Ties
2007
Javier Mendoza
  • 2007
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
Ethan Clark
  • 2007
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Thomas Royde
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Philip Reinhardt
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Barclay Pallister
  • 2005
54% The L Word
2004-2009
Nick Guest
  • 2004
45% Stephen King's Rose Red
2002
  • 2002
No Score Yet Jackie Chan Adventures
2000-2005
Voice
No Score Yet Napoleón
2003
Klemens von Metternich

QUOTES FROM Julian Sands CHARACTERS

Percy Bysshe Shelley
But perhaps something alive can be created!
Yves Cloquet
I've seen you around, but I had no idea you were queer'
Yves Cloquet
I've seen you around, but I had no idea you were queer.
William Lee
Yes, the Lee's have always been perverts
William Lee
Yes, the Lee's have always been perverts.