More than 2,000 artists, including Tilda Swinton, Charles Dance, and Miriam Margolyes, have signed an open letter calling for an immediate ceasefire and the opening of Gaza's crossings for humanitarian aid. The letter also urges governments to end their military and political support for Israel's actions. However, some have criticized the letter for not condemning Hamas. Actor Steve Coogan clarified that he condemns Hamas' attacks on Israel but also expresses concern for innocent Palestinian civilians facing a humanitarian crisis. Actor Sam Heughan also stated that he signed the letter inadvertently and condemns violence, terrorism, and Hamas' actions.