Sam Neill has spoken out about New Zealand's refugee intake, pleading with Prime Minister Bill English to accept more refugees from Myanmar.
The Jurassic Park and Hunt for the Wilderpeople star took to Twitter on Tuesday over the plight of the Rohingya people being slaughtered, asking Mr English to "do the right thing".
Other Twitter users were quick to support the tweet, which has dozens of retweets and hundreds of likes.
New Zealand's current refugee quota is 750, but will increase to 1000 from 2018.
The Rohingya people are a minority Muslim race from the Rakhine State in Myanmar. Since October 2016, Rohingya refugees have been fleeing the country in droves due to increased persecution.
- 25 dead in militant attacks in Myanmar
- Thousands of Muslims flee violence in Myanmar
- Hundreds killed in religious clashes in Myanmar, Bangladesh
- Myanmar urges Rohingya to hunt insurgent
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, described treatment of Rohingya as "textbook ethnic cleansing", and there have been calls for the leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize over the violence.