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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hannah New ((born 13 May 1984, height 5' 6" (1,68 m)) is a British model and actress. She is known for her starring role on the TV show Black Sails in which she plays Eleanor Guthrie, the owner of a saloon in Nassau. Early life New was born in Balham, London, and is the younger of three sisters. At the age of four, she attended a ballet school. She later joined the National Youth Theatre. Her interest in other cultures made her visit over 20 countries and even spend 3 months in a children's home in Bolivia in 2003. After traveling around the world, she studied English and Spanish at the University of Leeds. New moved to Spain, where she further studied the language and the Meisner technique. To financially support her studies, she decided to model and was scouted by View Management in Madrid and Barcelona, where they offered her print and commercial work. She studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama, and obtained a Master in Acting with a Honors in 2011. She can speak fluent Spanish. Career New’s career was launched by American talent manager Stacey Castro, who discovered her in Barcelona, Spain in 2009, during a search for UK casting director Susie Figgis to find the role of "Lucrezia Borgia" for the television series The Borgias. In 2010, she was offered a role in television show El tiempo entre costuras, the adaptation of the same-titled María Dueñas novel. She played Rosalinda Fox, a young English woman who is the lover of Juan Luis Beigbeder and friend of Sira Quiroga. In 2011, she landed a lead role in "Shelter", an unaired television pilot. New was managed by Castro until 2012, the year she joined the cast of the Starz TV show Black Sails. She plays Eleanor Guthrie, the daughter of Richard Guthrie, a saloon owner who runs her father's illegal businesses in Nassau. The 8-episode first season premièred on 25 January 2014, and in 2014 she was filming the second season in South Africa. New played Queen Leila, Princess Aurora's mother, in the Disney film Maleficent, which was released on 30 May 2014. In 2014, New got a main role in the true-based thriller Under the Bed, in which a young woman tries to get over a recent romantic breakup while a stalker befriends her on social media and takes up residence underneath her bed. The film was released on January 7th 2017.