The Robocop star, who was born in the capital Stockholm, has written a letter to the country's Minister for Rural Affairs, Sven-Erik Bucht, asking him to close 75 mink-breeding facilities.

In the note, sent via People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Kinnaman writes, "PETA's recent video expose demonstrates that fur farms are living nightmares for animals. Dead and dying animals were left to rot in the cages, while many of the living minks suffered from open wounds, often the result of cannibalism or self-mutilation.

"Not only is the fur industry cruel, it's also toxic and harmful to the environment... Sweden is known around the world for its 'green' credentials, but mink farming is most definitely not green... Please join Austria, the U.K., and other nations by banning all fur farms."

Kinnaman joins famous faces including singer Pink, actor Joaquin Phoenix and Hitch star Eva Mendes, who have all backed PETA's anti-fur campaign.