You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

International Star You Should Know: Hannah New

Breakout Roles: New plays feisty saloon owner Eleanor Guthrie in Starz pirate drama “Black Sails.” Her bigscreen debut in “Maleficent” lands her alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.

Seeing Starz: “Black Sails” was one of her first auditions after she moved to Los Angeles in 2012, and she was certain that playing Eleanor would be fun. “When I read the script, I thought, ‘Wow, this is a real, ballsy female,’ ” New recalls.

Mother Knows Best: After New joined London’s National Youth Theatre at age 19, mentoring younger members in underprivileged areas around the world, she told her mother she wanted to become an actress. When the statement got only qualified approval, she listened to the reasons. “(Mom) said, ‘Why don’t you get a proper degree and learn languages, and you can work in two markets?’ ”

Se Habla Espanol: She studied Spanish and English literature at Leeds U., and after staking herself to drama classes in England thanks to a modeling career in Spain, she began to find roles on Spanish TV. The Spanish-language series she stars in — playing the forward-thinking Rosalinda — is slated to make its U.S. debut July 4 on streaming website DramaFever.

Pirate to Princess: The thesp realized her dream of working at Pinewood Studios when she played Sleeping Beauty’s mother, Princess Leila, opposite Jolie’s titular villain. “The script was just so interesting for me, to see where evil came from and to argue in a way, ‘Does true evil exist?’ ” Now, she, says, she’d like to trade in her fairy-tale garb for more contemporary roles — and possibly even play a superhero.

 

More TV

  • HBO Latino Takes U.S. Pay TV

    HBO Latino Takes U.S. Pay TV on ‘Home Team,’ ‘The Watchman’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Breakout Roles: New plays feisty saloon owner Eleanor Guthrie in Starz pirate drama “Black Sails.” Her bigscreen debut in “Maleficent” lands her alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Seeing Starz: “Black Sails” was one of her first auditions after she moved to Los Angeles in 2012, and she was certain that playing Eleanor would be fun. “When […]

  • Will and grace Reboot NBC

    How Spanish-Language Media Fails to Recognize LGBT and Other Diverse Content (Guest Column)

    Breakout Roles: New plays feisty saloon owner Eleanor Guthrie in Starz pirate drama “Black Sails.” Her bigscreen debut in “Maleficent” lands her alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Seeing Starz: “Black Sails” was one of her first auditions after she moved to Los Angeles in 2012, and she was certain that playing Eleanor would be fun. “When […]

  • Jimmy Kimmel Healthcare

    Disney's Advertising Empire Could Get More High-Tech After Fox Purchase

    Breakout Roles: New plays feisty saloon owner Eleanor Guthrie in Starz pirate drama “Black Sails.” Her bigscreen debut in “Maleficent” lands her alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Seeing Starz: “Black Sails” was one of her first auditions after she moved to Los Angeles in 2012, and she was certain that playing Eleanor would be fun. “When […]

  • The Chew

    Mario Batali Officially Fired From 'The Chew' Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

    Breakout Roles: New plays feisty saloon owner Eleanor Guthrie in Starz pirate drama “Black Sails.” Her bigscreen debut in “Maleficent” lands her alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Seeing Starz: “Black Sails” was one of her first auditions after she moved to Los Angeles in 2012, and she was certain that playing Eleanor would be fun. “When […]

  • Matt Lauer Today Show interview

    Matt Lauer Accuser's Attorney Says NBC Has Failed His Client During 'Today' Interview

    Breakout Roles: New plays feisty saloon owner Eleanor Guthrie in Starz pirate drama “Black Sails.” Her bigscreen debut in “Maleficent” lands her alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Seeing Starz: “Black Sails” was one of her first auditions after she moved to Los Angeles in 2012, and she was certain that playing Eleanor would be fun. “When […]

  • Roseanne

    'Roseanne' Revival Sets March Premiere Date at ABC

    Breakout Roles: New plays feisty saloon owner Eleanor Guthrie in Starz pirate drama “Black Sails.” Her bigscreen debut in “Maleficent” lands her alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Seeing Starz: “Black Sails” was one of her first auditions after she moved to Los Angeles in 2012, and she was certain that playing Eleanor would be fun. “When […]

  • Canneseries to Open With 'The Truth

    First Canneseries to Open With 'The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair'

    Breakout Roles: New plays feisty saloon owner Eleanor Guthrie in Starz pirate drama “Black Sails.” Her bigscreen debut in “Maleficent” lands her alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Seeing Starz: “Black Sails” was one of her first auditions after she moved to Los Angeles in 2012, and she was certain that playing Eleanor would be fun. “When […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content