Finn Shelby is the youngest (born in 1908) of the Shelby siblings and a member of the Peaky Blinders.

Character HistoryEdit



Finn Shelby, meeting his father Arthur Shelby Sr.

a.Unlike his three older brothers, Finn did not fight in the First World War as he was not old enough to be recruited. Though he is a Peaky Blinder, his brothers often watch over his safety as he learns to fit better and grow into the role.

Series 1 · 1919Edit

Finn is eleven years old and only has a minor role in the family business, with no real power. His aunt Polly often tries to shield him from the worst excesses of the Peaky Blinders.

Series 2 · 1921Edit

Although Finn is older now, his brothers still shield him from the violence of their life, and he also evidently has trouble fist fighting, a quality that separates him from his older brothers as they are all naturally good at it.

At the day of the grand re-opening of The Garrison Pub, Thomas tells Finn to go get his brother Arthur Shelby Jr. to come to the event. After seeing Arthur's violent episodes many times, and with the suggestion from his brother Thomas, Finn introduces Arthur to a drug called Tokyo (cocaine), and tells him to only use it during race days and special occasions.

They take Finn with them to the Epsom races, where Arthur, John and the gang hold up their rival Sabini’s bookmakers and burn their licenses. However, Finn is only allowed to act as lookout.

Series 3 · 1924Edit

Finn is 16 now but still kept away from a lot of the business by Arthur and John but is allowed to be present in the meeting with Vicente Changretta with Arthur, John and Isaiah. He also witnesses the murder of sister in law Grace Shelby and kills the killer with his brothers.

Series 4 • 1926Edit

Since John's death, Finn is taking his first big steps in the family business. He also has lost his virginity to a low cost prostitute.

Relationships Edit

Ep4 2 Arthur Finn

Finn and his oldest brother Arthur

Arthur Shelby Edit

Arthur Shelby is Finn's oldest brother and the one he is closest to out of the four. He and aunt Polly raised Finn when his mother died and his father abandoned the Shelby Family. Maybe this is the reason why Arthur tries so hard to keep Finn out of the illegitimate business. Arthur and Finn are first seen together in Season 2, at the day of the grand re-opening of The Garrison Pub.

Thomas Shelby Edit

Thomas Shelby is Finn's second oldest brother. Tommy rescued Finn from his car when he was younger, after a hand grenade was put in it by the Lee's. Finn tells Tommy he was just pretending to be him, but Thomas warns him after the booby trap explodes that that is exactly the reason why he should never pretend to be like him. When Finn is older, Thomas allows him to stay for a family meeting of business, while normally he would never be included as Polly wanted to protect him from it. Finn admires his brother, aspiring to be like him and be a part of the peaky blinders.

Aunt Polly Edit

To be continued.

Appearances Edit

Series 1 Appearances
Episode 1.1 Episode 1.2 Episode 1.3 Episode 1.4 Episode 1.5 Episode 1.6
Series 2 Appearances
Episode 2.1 Episode 2.2 Episode 2.3 Episode 2.4 Episode 2.5 Episode 2.6
Series 3 Appearances
Episode 3.1 Episode 3.2 Episode 3.3 Episode 3.4 Episode 3.5 Episode 3.6
Series 4 Appearances
Episode 4.1 Episode 4.2 Episode 4.3 Episode 4.4 Episode 4.5 Episode 4.6

Quotes Edit

"When did either of you two do a days work?" - Finn to Arthur and John

Image Gallery Edit