Lucy Lawless was among a group of Greenpeace activists arrested four days ago after climbing aboard an oil-drilling ship to prevent it from leaving a New Zealand dock. The group had assembled atop an 174-foot drilling tower of the Shell-chartered ship which was moored at Port Taranaki - it had been due to drill exploratory wells in the Arctic.
Lawless was one of seven arrested and charged with burglary, all have since been released and are awaiting a court hearing. On Friday the actress had spoken to The Press Association and said of the stand "I've got three kids. My sole biological reason for being on this planet is to ensure that they can flourish, and they can't do that in a filthy, degraded environment," adding "We need to stand up while we still can."