From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hannah New ((born 13 May 1994, 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 was offered a role in the adaptation of María Dueñas' novel El Tiempo Entre Costuras. She played Rosalinda Fox, a young English woman who is the lover of Juan Luis Beigbeder and friend of Sira Quiroga. In 2013 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 premiered on 25 January, 2014, and she is currently filming the second season in South Africa.New will play Leila in the upcoming Disney film Maleficent, which will be released on 30 May 2014.