Sir Michael Gambon has thrown his support behind a small town's campaign to have a recycling point moved after seeing the disruption first-hand during a visit with his family.
The Harry Potter star is a regular visitor to the English coastal resort of Aldeburgh in Suffolk and he was shocked to see the traffic chaos caused by a recycling facility in the town.
He read an article about the campaign in the East Anglian Daily Times and he wrote to the local newspaper to throw his weight behind residents' complaints.
In the letter, he writes, "Returning to Aldeburgh this week... as I do on every possible occasion, with my family, I noticed an article in your paper about the recycling centre at Fort Green.
"I have been astonished that such a centre should be so placed - there are countless vehicles blocking up at that end of the road - buses, lorries attempting to turn, cars on their way to the yacht club, day tourists who use the car park and, worst of all, the seemingly mindless drivers who stop in the middle of the road beside the bottle bank, to plink their few bottles, apparently oblivious of the havoc they are causing to the, at times, enormous volume of other traffic...
"I regard this site now as being environmentally unviable. I gather from your article... that it is worrying local residents and that they, too, feel it should be placed elsewhere... I hope this clarifies my position and I know it to be the same as many other lovers and visitors of Aldeburgh. I sincerely hope this matter can be rectified to the satisfaction of residents and holidaymakers alike."