Paul Raffield (born 19th June 1957 in London) played two parts on Coronation Street: He first appeared in October and November 1996 as Dr Stirling, who gave his patient Alf Roberts a thorough medical examination. He returned to the programme as the Vicar at St. Christopher's Church when bride-to-be Shelley Unwin ditched Charlie Stubbs at the altar in September 2005.
His other credits include roles in BBC Play of the Month, Saracen, Press Gang, Grange Hill, 2point4 Children, Joking Apart, The Bill, After You've Gone and appeared in the films Buddy's Song, Vera Drake and Stoned.
He has since given up the acting profession and completed a PhD in Law. After lecturing at Birkbeck College, University of London, he is now a Professor in the School of Law at The University of Warwick.