Julian Sands (born 4 January 1958) is an English actor.
His acting career includes roles in many films and television series. He is perhaps best known for playing Doctor James Atherton in Arachnophobia.
Sands was born in Otley, Yorkshire and educated at Lord Wandsworth College. Sands' first marriage was to Sarah Harvey, a British journalist, and they have a son. The couple divorced in 1987. In 1990, he wed Evgenia Citkowitz, a journalist, and they have two daughters.