Henry Russell
First seen
Last seen
Appeared in
1 episode
Mentioned in
3 episodes
Field Marshal
Also known as
Shot by Thomas Shelby at
the Epsom Derby, 1922
Belgravia and Birmingham, England
Portrayed by
Henry Russell was a Field Marshall assassinated by Thomas Shelby on behalf of the Crown, under the supervision and orders of Winston Churchill and Inspector Campbell, as well as Irene O'Donnell and Donal Henry, representing the British Government and the Irish Republican Army respectively.

Series 2 Edit

Russell owned a house in Belgravia, which was the original site of the planned assassination on him, specifically for Russell to be shot in his own bed. An explosive device was placed into his house, through his letterbox, by John Shelby. This causes the the planned site of his assassination to change to the Epsom Derby, to ensure the safety of Thomas , allowing him to assassinate Russell in a place away from the police.

At the Epsom Races, he was lured into a quiet area by Lizzie Stark, who appeared to him as a prostitute. Despite Lizzie's clear objections, Russell attempted to rape her, but was interrupted by Thomas Shelby, who aimed and and pulled the trigger but the gun jammed. He fought with Thomas, but in the end Thomas shoot him in the head using Russell's own gun.

Russell's death was a political move, but he also had several crimes to his name, including being responsible for unspecified attacks in Cork.

Image Gallery Edit


Henry Russell at the Epsom Races.


Henry Russell's military file, held by Thomas Shelby.

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