Meet Eugenia Citkowitz! she is the second wife of actor Julian Sands, famous for his roles in films like Warlock, The Killing Fields, The Medallion, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Jor-El in Smallville. The 65 year old actor went missing while he was hiking in Mount Baldy, the San Gabriel Mountains on January 13, 2023; police recovered human remains near the area on June 24, 2023 and confirmed the remains were those of Julian Sands three days later.
“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 San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. “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.”
Julian Sands is a talented British actor, best known for his notable work in both film and television. He was born as Julian Richard Morley Sands on January 4, 1958, in Otley, West Riding of Yorkshire. Sands began his acting career appearing in supporting roles in films like Oxford Blues (1984) and The Killing Fields (1984). He also had a cameo role as a Greek soldier in the BBC adaptation of The Box of Delights in 1984. In the year 1985, he was cast as the romantic lead in the film A Room with a View, which became commercially successful.
Following the success of A Room with a View and Ken Russell’s Gothic (1986), Sands decided to move to Hollywood to pursue a career in American films. He appeared in several lower-tier and higher-budget films, including the title role in Warlock (1989) and its sequel Warlock: The Armageddon (1993), Franz Liszt in Impromptu (1991), Yves Cloquet in Naked Lunch (1991), and roles in Arachnophobia (1990), Boxing Helena (1993), and Leaving Las Vegas (1995). Sands played Erik, also known as the Phantom in the 1998 horror-film version of The Phantom of the Opera. He starred opposite Jackie Chan in the action-comedy film The Medallion (2003).
Sands has also made significant contributions to television, such as his voiceover work as Valmont in seasons one and two of Jackie Chan Adventures, before being replaced by Andrew Ableson and Greg Ellis in the remaining seasons. He played the Doci of the Ori in two episodes of Stargate SG-1—in its ninth and tenth seasons (a role he reprised in the film, Stargate: The Ark of Truth). Sands portrayed Austrian ambassador Klemens von Metternich in the 2002 miniseries Napoleon. In the 2006 season of 24, he played terrorist Vladimir Bierko.
He also portrayed Jor-El, Superman’s biological father, on Smallville, and reprised the role in the series’ final (tenth) season. Sands appeared in the mystery thriller film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2011 as Henrik Vanger. In 2012, he voiced the character of DeFalco in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and played Alistair Wesley in the seventh episode of the second season of Person of Interest.
In addition to his film and television work, Sands has showcased his skills in stage productions too. In August 2011, he appeared onstage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in A Celebration of Harold Pinter, directed by John Malkovich at the Pleasance Courtyard. He was nominated for “Outstanding Solo Performance” for the 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards (2013).
Eugenia Citkowitz 5 Facts You Need to Know
- Evgenia Citkowitz was Eugenia Citkowitz born in 1964, in New York, one of the children born to Polish pianist, teacher and composer Israel Citkowitz and his ex-wife British writer Lady Caroline Blackwood.
- Eugenia Citkowitz attended boarding school in Devon, South West London, St. Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith and Oxford University, from where she graduated with a degree in English Lit.
- Eugenia Citkowitz carved her niche in the literary world in 2007 when her first play, Ether Dome, premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club and became a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Three years later, her first book, Ether, a collection of seven short stories and a novella, was published, earning accolades such as the New York Times Editors’ Choice and a spot in The New Yorker’s Book Club. In 2018, she delved into novel writing with the publication of The Shades, a psychological thriller that explores the devastating impact of a daughter’s death on a family grappling with grief. The novel, which Citkowitz says aims to expose the “fragility of human existence,” grew from an initial concept of “someone returning to their childhood home.” She strived to craft characters that would resonate authentically with readers, prompting her to research the nuances of the characters’ hobbies, such as pottery. Beyond her books and plays, Citkowitz has contributed to numerous publications across the United Kingdom and the United States, including The Sunday Times, The London Magazine, The Guardian, The New York Times, and Harper’s Bazaar.
- John Malkovich introduced her to actor Julian Sands; they married on September 22, 1990. Eugenia and Julian have two daughters together, Natalya Morley Sands born in August 1996, and Imogen Morley Sands born on December 31, 1999.
- Eugenia Citkowitz, is Julian Sands’ second wife, he was previously married to Sarah Sands from 1984 – 1987, mother of his son Henry Sands born in 1985.