Julian Sands

  1. James Wilby, Maurice, 1987.    “Siesta  was running over time in Spain and there was a mess of scheduling,” said the find of US director James Ivory’s previous  film, A Room With A View.  “I didn’t  like the character anyway.” Wilby had previoiusly been seen for a support role, but dropped by Ivory and his legendary partner, producer Ismail Merchant, because his tall blondness made him look like a Sands II.  Result:  Wilby (and Hugh Grant in Wilby’s original role) won  the  acting prize at  the 1987 Venice festival.
  2. Tom Cruise, Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, 1994.
  3. Eric Bogosian, Under Seige 2, 1994.     Two Brits, (Sands, Gary Oldman) and two Yanks (Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum) refused villainy opposite a hero in, allegedly, a girdle to control his expansive abdomen. Steven Seagal was so fat that his image on the #2 poster came from the #1 poster, circa 1992.
  4. Paul McGann, Doctor Who (The Movie), TV, 1996.


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