Julian Sands
Julian SandsREUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

British actor Julian Sands, star of several Oscar-nominated films, has been missing for five days in the Southern California mountains, where he was hiking, authorities confirmed on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.

Sands, 65, was first reported missing Friday on a trail on Mt. Baldy, San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Gloria Huerta said.

Search and rescue crews looked for Sands in the area of the San Gabriel Mountains, about 40 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, but had to suspend the ground search on Saturday because of trail conditions and avalanche risks, and have not been able to resume since, Huerta said.

The crews are searching for Sands as weather allows with helicopters and drones, and will resume the ground search when it is safe to do so, authorities said.

Representatives for Sands, who now lives in North Hollywood, did not immediately reply to emails seeking comment or further details.

Sands starred in several movies, including "A Room With a View", "Warlock," "Arachnophobia," "Leaving Las Vegas" and others.