London: "X-Men" star Patrick Stewart has become so distressed by a shooting range close to his Oxfordshire home he thinks of it as like living in a war zone.

The 71-year-old actor resides in a 2.2 million pounds mansion in the Cotswolds area of Oxfordshire with his girlfriend Sunny Ozell, but he is despairing about the noise created by the nearby Shooting School at Enstone Airfield, reported by daily.

"There are times when it is like living in a war zone and the shooting is often continuous which means the natural peace and tranquillity of the area is being disrupted. The shooting can even be heard in my house when the doors and windows are shut and it has a terrible effect on the animals," he said.

"Recently there was an incident when a deer got impaled on barbed wire after becoming distressed by the noise," he added.

Stewart also said that he does not want the business to close, but simply to modify its opening times so it does not disturb people so often.

"We're not asking them to stop firing, but we want modifications to lessen the impact on the local community," he said.

(Agencies)