Delroy Brown, an elder at South Aston United Reformed Church, Birmingham, is featuring in Britain’s longest-running soap ‘Coronation Street’. He played Mike Richardson, father in the soap’s only actively Christian family.
He said: “Christianity has not been represented in a positive way up to now; when it is, it’s often in a poor light, pandering to negative stereotypes. We’re seen as boring do-gooders who aren’t really in touch with real life issues. I would like to think that Corrie can break that mould.”
Delroy’s role in Coronation Street was screened on Friday 10 July. He will also shortly be filming for Emmerdale.